A Review of the Potential Forensic Significance of Traditional Herbal Medicines

@article{Byard2010ARO,
  title={A Review of the Potential Forensic Significance of Traditional Herbal Medicines},
  author={Roger W. Byard},
  journal={Journal of Forensic Sciences},
  year={2010},
  volume={55}
}
  • R. Byard
  • Published 1 January 2010
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Forensic Sciences
Abstract:  Traditional herbal substances may contain highly toxic chemicals and heavy metals, in addition to naturally occurring organic toxins. These substances may cause illness, exacerbate pre‐existing ill health or result in death, particularly if taken in excess or in an unusual manner (e.g., injected rather than ingested). Lack of regulation of the content and quality of herbal medicines may result in contamination and adulteration with prescription medications. As there may be no history… Expand
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