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

Abstract

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… (More)

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@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 K. Leung and Kelvin Chan and Chunguang Li}, journal={Clinical toxicology}, year={2006}, volume={44 4}, pages={371-8} }