Mercury-based traditional herbo-metallic preparations: a toxicological perspective

  title={Mercury-based traditional herbo-metallic preparations: a toxicological perspective},
  author={Sushant U. Kamath and Brindha Pemiah and Rajan K. Sekar and Sridharan Krishnaswamy and Swaminathan Sethuraman and Uma maheswari Krishnan},
  journal={Archives of Toxicology},
This review aims to explore the toxicological aspects of mercury-based herbo-metallic preparations like cinnabar and “Rasasindura” that are primarily composed of mercuric sulfide (HgS). Cinnabar-containing preparations have been used extensively in Indian and Chinese systems of medicine for treatment of chronic ailments like syphilis, high fever, pneumonia, insomnia, nervous disorders, deafness, and paralysis of the tongue. Contrary to Western medicine, which does not promote the use of mercury… 



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