Hepatotoxicity of herbal remedies.

@article{MacGregor1989HepatotoxicityOH,
  title={Hepatotoxicity of herbal remedies.},
  author={F B MacGregor and Vivian Elizabeth Abernethy and Sylvia Dahabra and Irving Cobden and P C Hayes},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={1989},
  volume={299 6708},
  pages={1156-7}
}
The hepatotoxic effects of conventional drugs are well recognised, but herbal medicines are often assumed to be harmless and are advertised as such. The error of this assumption has recently received attention in the press,' but we think that doctors are not sufficiently aware of the potential toxicity of herbal medicines. We report on four women, three from Edinburgh and one from Tyneside, who sustained liver damage after taking herbal medicines for relieving stress. All had been in good… CONTINUE READING