Chinese herbal remedies may contain steroids

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6926.473 (Published 12 February 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:473
  1. R A C Graham-Brown,
  2. J F Bourke,
  3. G Bumphrey
  1. Department of Dermatology, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester LE1 5WW.

    EDITOR, - Virtually everyone in British medicine must be aware of the current vogue for Chinese herbal remedies for treating eczema. The issue has received much press coverage recently. We wish to alert readers to the fact that Chinese herbal remedies may not be all they seem.

    Last year one of us (RACG-B) appeared in a television documentary that looked at the treatment of eczema with …

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