Fri, 18 Aug 2017

Poisoning Due to Herbal Medications

Sanjeev Chetri

Scientific Research Officer (Toxicology), Taylor Consulting Services, Dr. B. Barooah Road Ulubari, Guwahat 781001, Assam 


ABSTRACT

People believe ‘Herbal’ and ‘Ayurvedic’ medicines are safe for use without medical advice. However, it is evident in the literature that due to toxicity associated with metals that are used in such preparations; these formulations are not safe for human consumptions. Government agencies should put more stringent safeguards to deal with heavy metal toxicity in Herbal and Ayurvedic medicines to protect its population at large.

Keywords: Heavy metal poisoning; lead poisoning; arsenic poisoning; mercury poisoning; herbal medicines; Ayurvedic medicines.


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