Hepatotoxicity of botanicals.

  title={Hepatotoxicity of botanicals.},
  author={Felix Stickel and Gerlinde Egerer and Helmut Karl Seitz},
  journal={Public health nutrition},
  volume={3 2},
OBJECTIVE Hepatic impairment resulting from the use of conventional drugs is widely acknowledged, but there is less awareness of the potential hepatotoxicity of herbal preparations and other botanicals, many of which are believed to be harmless and are commonly used for self-medication without supervision. The aim of this paper is to examine the evidence for hepatotoxicity of botanicals and draw conclusions regarding their pathology, safety and applications. DESIGN Current literature on the… CONTINUE READING