Toxicology of Common Botanical Medicines


AANP 1994 Convention ~ San Diego, California

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A review of four cases of reported pyrrolizidine alkaloid (PA) poisoning from ingestion of Symphytum spp., including a review of the biochemical mechanisms of PA poinsoning, European regulatory status and a discussion of relative risk. Also covered are the reported hepatotoxicity of both chaparral and Valeriana off. and the phototoxicity of Hypericum perforatum in an AIDS trial.