Safety evaluation of commonly used Chinese herbal medicines during pregnancy in mice.

  title={Safety evaluation of commonly used Chinese herbal medicines during pregnancy in mice.},
  author={Chi Chiu Wang and Lu Li and Ling Yin Tang and Ping-chung Leung},
  journal={Human reproduction},
  volume={27 8},
BACKGROUND It is unclear how safe the use of Chinese herbal medicine is during pregnancy and if the herbal medicines do any harm to pregnancy, embryo-fetal development and prenatal and post-natal growth. A large-scale preclinical study was conducted to detect the adverse effects of Chinese herbal medicines during pregnancy. METHODS Twenty of the most commonly used Chinese herbal medicines prescribed for pregnancy were selected and the crude extract was administered to pregnant mice at… CONTINUE READING
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