Natural occurrence of mycotoxins in medicinal plants: a review.

  title={Natural occurrence of mycotoxins in medicinal plants: a review.},
  author={Samina Ashiq and Mubbashir Hussain and Bashir Ahmad},
  journal={Fungal genetics and biology : FG & B},
Medicinal plants are widely used as home remedies and raw materials for the pharmaceutical industries. Herbal remedies are used in the prevention, treatment and cure of disorders and diseases since ancient times. However, use of medicinal herbs may not meet the requirements of quality, safety and efficacy. During harvesting, handling, storage and distribution, medicinal plants are subjected to contamination by various fungi, which may be responsible for spoilage and production of mycotoxins… CONTINUE READING
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