The toxicity and pathology of selected dietary herbal medicines.

  title={The toxicity and pathology of selected dietary herbal medicines.},
  author={J K Dunnick and Abraham Nyska},
  journal={Toxicologic pathology},
  volume={41 2},
Toxicity studies were conducted by the National Toxicology Program (NTP) to provide information on the potential for toxicity from long-term use of commonly used herbal medicines. Here, we review the findings from these NTP toxicology/carcinogenesis 2-year rodent studies of 7 commonly used herbs. In these studies, the individual herb or herbal product was administered to F344/N rats and B6C3F1 mice by oral administration for up to 2 years. The spectrum of carcinogenic responses ranged from no… CONTINUE READING
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