Aristolochic acids detected in some raw Chinese medicinal herbs and manufactured herbal products--a consequence of inappropriate nomenclature and imprecise labelling?

@article{Cheung2006AristolochicAD,
  title={Aristolochic acids detected in some raw Chinese medicinal herbs and manufactured herbal products--a consequence of inappropriate nomenclature and imprecise labelling?},
  author={Thomas P Cheung and Charlie Changli Xue and Kelvin Sy Leung and Kelvin Chan and Chun Guang Li},
  journal={Clinical toxicology},
  year={2006},
  volume={44 4},
  pages={371-8}
}
BACKGROUND Certain frequently used Chinese herbal medicines commonly used for weight control, may contain toxic Aristolochia species, which have been associated with severe nephropathy and urothelial cancer in humans and animals. The toxic entities in Aristolochia species are aristolochic acid-I (AA-I) and aristolochic acid-II (AA-II). There is a lack of systematic information about the aristolochic acid content of Aristolochia species and related genera, including those in Chinese materia… CONTINUE READING