Monitoring the safety of herbal remedies

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7019.1569a (Published 09 December 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1569
  1. D Sanders,
  2. N Kennedy,
  3. M W McKendrick
  1. Senior house officer, infectious diseases Senior registrar, infectious diseases Consultant physician Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield S10 2JF

    Herbal remedies have a heterogeneous nature

    EDITOR,--Herbal remedies are becoming increasingly popular with the public as they are perceived as being beneficial, free of side effects, and complementary to Western medicines.1 There have been a number of reports of hepatic toxicity involving different herbal products.2 3 Guy Vautier and R C Spiller report fulminant hepatic failure due to a Chinese herbal remedy …

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