Aconitum Alkaloid Poisoning Related to the Culinary Uses of Aconite Roots

@inproceedings{Chan2014AconitumAP,
  title={Aconitum Alkaloid Poisoning Related to the Culinary Uses of Aconite Roots},
  author={Thomas Yan-Keung Chan},
  booktitle={Toxins},
  year={2014}
}
Aconite roots (roots or root tubers of the Aconitum species) are eaten as root vegetables and used to prepare herbal soups and meals, mainly for their purported health benefits. Aconite roots contain aconitine and other Aconitum alkaloids, which are well known cardiotoxins and neurotoxins. To better understand why Aconitum alkaloid poisoning related to the culinary uses of aconite roots can occur and characterize the risks posed by these "food supplements", relevant published reports were… CONTINUE READING
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