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Offering hundreds of Medline and other abstracts dealing with herbal and traditional Chinese medical therapies. Veterinary references are noted with source/author in bold.
 

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Arch Intern Med. 2004;164:1341-1346. A Randomized Trial of Chinese Herbal Medicines for the Treatment of Symptomatic Hepatitis C. Mrudula Jakkula, MD, MS; Tacey A. Boucher, PhD; Ulrich Beyendorff, Lic Ac, Dipl CH; Shirley M. Conn, RN; Jennifer E. Johnson, MA; Christopher J. Nolan; Craig J. Peine, MD; Jeffrey H. Albrecht, MD

JAMA. 2004;291:216-221. Electrocardiographic and Hemodynamic Effects of a Multicomponent Dietary Supplement Containing Ephedra and Caffeine- A Randomized Controlled Trial. Brian F. McBride, PharmD; Angeliki K. Karapanos, BSPharm; Agnes Krudysz, BSN, BSPharm; Jeffrey Kluger, MD; Craig I. Coleman, PharmD; C. Michael White, PharmD

Arch Environ Health 2002 May-Jun;57(3):229-31 Medicinal herbs: a potential source of toxic metal exposure for man and animals in India. Dwivedi SK, Dey S.

Toxicology 2002 Dec 27;181-182:577-80 Renal interstitial fibrosis and urothelial carcinoma associated with the use of a Chinese herb (Aristolochia fangchi). Nortier JL, Vanherweghem JL.

Ann Intern Med 2002 Dec 17;137(12):939-46 Treatment of the common cold with unrefined echinacea. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Barrett BP, Brown RL, Locken K, Maberry R, Bobula JA, D'Alessio D.

Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 2002 Mar;32(2):367-82 Selected herbal hazards. Means C.

Wien Med Wochenschr 2002;152(7-8):183-9 Risks associated with herbal medicinal products. Ernst E, Pittler MH.

Am J Health Syst Pharm 2002 Feb 15;59(4):339-47 Update on natural product--drug interactions. Scott GN, Elmer GW.

Planta Med 2002 Feb;68(2):178-180 The Influence of the Harvest Cut Height on the Quality of the Herbal Drugs Melissae folium and Melissae herba. Mrlianova M, Tekel'ova D, Felklova M, Reinohl V, Toth J.

Harefuah 2001 Aug;140(8):780-3, 805 [The safety of herbal medicines in the psychiatric practice] [Article in Hebrew] Boniel T, Dannon P.

Drugs 2001;61(15):2163-75 Interactions between herbal medicines and prescribed drugs: a systematic review. Izzo AA, Ernst E.

BMC Complement Altern Med 2001;1(1):5 Systematic reviews of complementary therapies - an annotated bibliography. Part 2: Herbal medicine. Linde K, ter Riet G, Hondras M, Vickers A, Saller R, Melchart D.

JAMA 2001 Jul 11;286(2):208-216 Herbal Medicines and Perioperative Care. Ang-Lee MK, Moss J, Yuan CS.

Acad Med 2001 76: 238-247 The importance of using scientific principles in the development of medicinal agents from plants. Talalay P, Talalay P

Emerg Med Clin North Am 2000 Nov;18(4):709-22 Herbal and alternative medicine. Nelson L, Perrone J

Br J Dermatol 2000 Nov;143(5):923-9 Adverse effects of herbal drugs in dermatology. Ernst E

Thorax 2000 Nov;55(11):925-9 Herbal medicines for asthma: a systematic review. Huntley A, Ernst E

J Clin Psychiatry 2000 Nov;61(11):815-20 Adverse neuropsychiatric reactions to herbal and over-the-counter "antidepressants". Pies R

N Z Med J 2000 Jul 28;113(1114):315-7 "Herbal Ecstasy": a case series of adverse reactions. Yates KM, O'Connor A, Horsley CA.

AANA J 2000 Jun;68(3):217-20 Hemorrhage after the preoperative use of complementary and alternative medicines. Norred CL, Finlayson CA

Biochem Pharmacol 2000 Feb 1;59(3):211-9 Medicinal herbs: drugs or dietary supplements? Chang J

Lancet 2000 Jan 8;355(9198):134-8 Herb-drug interactions. Fugh-Berman A

J Am Med Womens Assoc 1999 Fall;54(4):191-2 Dietary supplement-drug interactions. Smolinske SC

J Neurol 1999 Aug;246(8):667-70 Plant-induced seizures: reappearance of an old problem. Burkhard PR, Burkhardt K, Haenggeli CA, Landis T.

Med J Aust 1999 Dec 6-20;171(11-12):604-8 The effectiveness of popular, non-prescription weight loss supplements. Egger G, Cameron-Smith D, Stanton R

Rev Med Brux. 1999 Feb;20(1):9-14. Review. French. [Herbal remedies and nephrotoxicity]. Nortier J, Depierreux M, Vanherweghem JL.

Br J Clin Pharmacol 1999 Aug;48(2):262-4 The treatment of eczema with Chinese herbs: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials. Armstrong NC, Ernst E

Altern Ther Health Med 1999 Jul;5(4):40-9 Assessing the risks and benefits of herbal medicine: an overview of scientific evidence. Barrett B, Kiefer D, Rabago D

Kao Hsiung I Hsueh Ko Hsueh Tsa Chih 1999 May;15(5):297-301 Rapid progression of parkinsonism associated with an increase of blood manganese. Kao HJ, Chen WH, Liu JS

Am Fam Physician 1999 Mar 1;59(5):1239-45 Herbal remedies: adverse effects and drug interactions. Cupp MJ

Arch Intern Med 1998 Nov 9;158(20):2192-9 Herbs as medicines. Winslow LC, Kroll DJ

N Engl J Med 1998 Sep 17;339(12):785-91 Clinical and biologic activity of an estrogenic herbal combination (PC-SPES) in prostate cancer. DiPaola RS, Zhang H, Lambert GH, Meeker R, Licitra E, Rafi MM, Zhu BT, Spaulding H, Goodin S, Toledano MB, Hait WN, Gallo MA

Postgrad Med 1998 Jul;104(1):91-5, 99-100 The dangers of using herbs. What your patients need to know. Borins M

Br J Clin Pharmacol 1998 May;45(5):496-500 Different standards for reporting ADRs to herbal remedies and conventional OTC medicines: face-to-face interviews with 515 users of herbal remedies. Barnes J, Mills SY, Abbot NC, Willoughby M, Ernst E

Am J Med 1998 Feb;104(2):170-8 Harmless herbs? A review of the recent literature. Ernst E

Drug Saf 1997 Oct;17(4):209-15 Monitoring the safety of herbal medicines. Chan TY

Acad Emerg Med 1997 Mar;4(3):209-13 Herbal preparation use among urban emergency department patients. Hung OL, Shih RD, Chiang WK, Nelson LS, Hoffman RS, Goldfrank LR

Hum Exp Toxicol 1996 Jan;15(1):5-12 Usage and adverse effects of Chinese herbal medicines. Chan TY, Critchley JA

Teratog Carcinog Mutagen 1996;16(2):125-38 An investigation of some Turkish herbal medicines in Salmonella typhimurium and in the COMET assay in human lymphocytes. Basaran AA, Yu TW, Plewa MJ, Anderson D

Vet Hum Toxicol 1995 Dec;37(6):562-6 Possible association of liver damage with the use of Chinese herbal medicine for skin disease. Perharic L, Shaw D, Leon C, De Smet PA, Murray VS

South Med J 1995 Sep;88(9):911-3 Herbs and HIV: the health food industry's answer. Phillips LG, Nichols MH, King WD

Am J Health Syst Pharm 2000 Jul 1;57(13):1221-7; quiz 1228-30 Potential interactions between alternative therapies and warfarin. Heck AM, DeWitt BA, Lukes AL.

Hum Exp Toxicol 1995 May;14(5):434-6 Poisoning due to Chinese proprietary medicines. Chan TY, Lee KK, Chan AY, Critchley JA

Chung Kuo Chung Yao Tsa Chih 1995 Feb;20(2):70-2, 126 [Identification on the botanical origin of xueshangyizhihao produced in Shaanxi, Gansu, Sichuan Provinces and Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region]. [Article in Chinese] Fu L, Bao X, Zhang Z

Gut 1995 Jan;36(1):146-7 Hepatitis induced by traditional Chinese herbs; possible toxic components. Kane JA, Kane SP, Jain S

J Trop Med Hyg 1994 Dec;97(6):371-4 Herbal poisoning caused by adulterants or erroneous substitutes. But PP

Drug Saf 1994 Oct;11(4):284-94 Toxicological problems resulting from exposure to traditional remedies and food supplements. Perharic L, Shaw D, Colbridge M, House I, Leon C, Murray V

Emerg Med Clin North Am 1994 May;12(2):483-510 Hazards of nonprescription medications. Cetaruk EW, Aaron CK

Presse Med 1994 Apr 16;23(15):691-3 [Liver involvement in the course of phytotherapy]. [Article in French] Larrey D

Ann Trop Paediatr 1992;12(1):31-6 The use of herbal remedies in Jamaica. Michie CA

Med J Aust 1992 Oct 5;157(7):484-6 Adverse reaction to a Chinese herbal remedy. Gorey JD, Wahlqvist ML, Boyce NW

J Trop Med Hyg 1992 Aug;95(4):296-8 Hospital admissions due to adverse reactions to Chinese herbal medicines. Chan TY, Chan AY, Critchley JA

Arch Intern Med 1991 Nov;151(11):2281-8 The use of medicinal herbs by human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients. Kassler WJ, Blanc P, Greenblatt R

Planta Med 1991 Jun;57(3):237-41 Studies on the genotoxic properties of essential oils with Bacillus subtilis rec-assay and Salmonella/microsome reversion assay. Zani F, Massimo G, Benvenuti S, Bianchi A, Albasini A, Melegari M, Vampa G, Bellotti A, Mazza P

Schweiz Med Wochenschr 1990 Apr 21;120(16):581-8 [Placebo action and alternative medicine]. [Article in German] Fahrlander H, Truog P

J Anim Sci 1990 Mar;68(3):892-904 Natural plant toxicants in milk: a review. Panter KE, James LF

Rev Environ Contam Toxicol 1990;113:47-137 Natural pesticides and bioactive components in foods. Beier RC

Arch Environ Health 1987 May-Jun;42(3):133-6 Toxic effects of herbal teas. Ridker PM

J Natl Cancer Inst 1978 Mar;60(3):683-6 Carcinogenicity of some folk medicinal herbs in rats. Kapadia GJ, Chung EB, Ghosh B, Shukla YN, Basak SP, Morton JF, Pradhan SN

J Natl Cancer Inst 1976 Jul;57(1):207-9 Carcinogenicity of Camellia sinensis (tea) and some tannin-containing folk medicinal herbs administered subcutaneously in rats. Kapadia GJ, Paul BD, Chung EB, Ghosh B, Pradhan SN

S Afr Med J 1975 Nov 1;49(46):1907-10 Acute renal failure in Indian and Black patients. Seedat YK, North-Coombes D, Sewdarsen M



 

Adulterants, contaminants, and misidentified plant material in herbal therapeutic agents:
 

Health Canada warns public not to use Hua Fo [Ginseng]. Health Canada, February 15, 2002

Clin Tech Small Anim Pract 2002 Feb;17(1):6-18 Herbal medicine: potential for intoxication and interactions with conventional drugs. Poppenga RH.

Am J Nephrol 2001 Nov-Dec;21(6):441-8 Rapidly progressive interstitial renal fibrosis associated with chinese herbal medications. Chang CH, Wang YM, Yang AH, Chiang SS.

Br J Dermatol 2000 Nov;143(5):923-9 Adverse effects of herbal drugs in dermatology. Ernst E

N Engl J Med 2000 Jun 8;342(23):1686-1692 Urothelial Carcinoma Associated with the Use of a Chinese Herb (Aristolochia fangchi). Nortier JL, Martinez MC, Schmeiser HH, Arlt VM, Bieler CA, Petein M, Depierreux MF, De Pauw L, Abramowicz D, Vereerstraeten P, Vanherweghem JL

FDA bulletin, May 31, 2000,Letter to Health Care Professionals - FDA Concerned About Botanical Products, Including Dietary Supplements, Containing Aristolochic Acid

Sci Total Environ 2000 Feb 28;247(1):51-6 Chromium levels in spices and aromatic herbs. Garcia E, Cabrera C, Lorenzo ML, Lopez MC

Lancet 1999 Aug 7;354(9177):481-2 Nephropathy caused by Chinese herbs in the UK. Lord GM, Tagore R, Cook T, Gower P, Pusey CD

Kao Hsiung I Hsueh Ko Hsueh Tsa Chih 1999 May;15(5):297-301 Rapid progression of parkinsonism associated with an increase of blood manganese. Kao HJ, Chen WH, Liu JS

Acta Neurol Scand 1998 Dec;98(6):461-5 Chronic inorganic mercury induced peripheral neuropathy. Chu CC, Huang CC, Ryu SJ, Wu TN

Eur J Epidemiol 1998 Apr;14(3):269-74 Molds and mycotoxins in herb tea and medicinal plants. Halt M

Pharm World Sci 1998 Feb;20(1):43-4 Acute hepatitis in a patient using a Chinese herbal tea--a case report. Levi M, Guchelaar HJ, Woerdenbag HJ, Zhu YP

Nephrologie 1998;19(1):15-20 [End-stage renal insufficiency associated with Chinese herbal consumption in France]. [Article in French] Stengel B, Jones E

Arch Intern Med 1997 Sep 22;157(17):2007-9 Mandrake toxicity. A case of mistaken identity. Frasca T, Brett AS, Yoo SD

Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 1997 Aug 16;141(33):1626. Dutch.[Dexamethasone in a non-registered ointment from the Far East]. de Smet PA, Wagenaar HW, Smeets OS.

Schweiz Rundsch Med Prax 1997 May 28;86(22):952-6 [Follow-up and therapy of acute colchicine poisoning]. [Article in German] Stern N, Kupferschmidt H, Meier-Abt PJ

J Clin Pharmacol 1997 Apr;37(4):344-50 Adulteration by synthetic therapeutic substances of traditional Chinese medicines in Taiwan. Huang WF, Wen KC, Hsiao ML

J Pharm Belg 1997 Jan-Feb;52(1):7-27 Belgian (Chinese herb) nephropathy: why? Violon C

Kidney Int 1997 Jan;51(1):288-93 Proximal tubular injury in Chinese herbs nephropathy: monitoring by neutral endopeptidase enzymuria. Nortier JL, Deschodt-Lanckman MM, Simon S, Thielemans NO, de Prez EG, Depierreux MF, Tielemans CL, Richard C, Lauwerys RR, Bernard AM, Vanherweghem JL

Am J Gastroenterol 1996 Jul;91(7):1436-8 Acute hepatitis associated with the use of a Chinese herbal product, ma-huang. Nadir A, Agrawal S, King PD, Marshall JB

Arch Intern Med 1996 Apr 22;156(8):899-903 The clinical spectrum of Jin Bu Huan toxicity. Horowitz RS, Feldhaus K, Dart RC, Stermitz FR, Beck JJ.

Vet Hum Toxicol 1995 Apr;37(2):156-7 Anticholinergic poisoning due to Chinese herbal medicines .Chan TY

J Trop Med Hyg. 1994 Dec;97(6):371-4. Herbal poisoning caused by adulterants or erroneous substitutes. But PP.

Am J Kidney Dis 1994 Aug;24(2):172-80 Pathologic aspects of a newly described nephropathy related to the prolonged use of Chinese herbs. Depierreux M, Van Damme B, Vanden Houte K, Vanherweghem JL

JAMA 1994 Mar 23-30;271(12):932-4 Lead poisoning due to hai ge fen. The porphyrin content of individual erythrocytes. Markowitz SB, Nunez CM, Klitzman S, Munshi AA, Kim WS, Eisinger J, Landrigan PJ

Postgrad Med J 1994 Feb;70(820):113-4 Indian herbal remedies for diabetes as a cause of lead poisoning. Keen RW, Deacon AC, Delves HT, Moreton JA, Frost PG

Bull Mem Acad R Med Belg 1994;149(1-2):128-35; discussion 135-40 [A new form of nephropathy secondary to the absorption of Chinese herbs]. [Article in French] Vanherweghem JL

Lancet 1993 Feb 13;341(8842):387-91 Rapidly progressive interstitial renal fibrosis in young women: association with slimming regimen including Chinese herbs. Vanherweghem JL, Depierreux M, Tielemans C, Abramowicz D, Dratwa M, Jadoul M, Richard C, Vandervelde D, Verbeelen D, Vanhaelen-Fastre R, et al

Med J Aust 1992 Dec 7-21;157(11-12):835-6 Lead poisoning from Indian herbal medicine. Dunbabin DW, Tallis GA, Popplewell PY, Lee RA

Vet Hum Toxicol 1992 Jun;34(3):235-8 Chinese patent medicine as a potential source of mercury poisoning. Kang-Yum E, Oransky SH

Gastroenterol Clin Biol 1992;16(1):92-5 [Acute hepatitis caused by wild germander. Hepatotoxicity of herbal remedies. Two cases]. [Article in French] Pauwels A, Thierman-Duffaud D, Azanowsky JM, Loiseau D, Biour M, Levy VG

Ann Acad Med Singapore 1986 Jan;15(1):118-21 Drug eruptions from phenylbutazone in Jamu. Giam YC, Tham SN, Tan T, Lim A

Appl Environ Microbiol 1978 Aug;36(2):252-6 Fungal contamination and mycotoxin detection of powdered herbal drugs. Hitokoto H, Morozumi S, Wauke T, Sakai S, Kurata H

Med J Aust 1975 Sep 13;2(11):424-8 Arsenic poisoning from anti-asthmatic herbal preparations. Tay CH, Seah CS

JAMA 1975 Jan 27;231(4):352-5 Agranulocytosis caused by Chinese herbal medicines. Dangers of medications containing aminopyrine and phenylbutazone. Ries CA, Sahud MA

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Acetobacter xylinum (bacteria) and various unidentified yeast species (unidentified toxins)

J Gen Intern Med 1997 Oct;12(10):643-4 Probable gastrointestinal toxicity of Kombucha tea: is this beverage healthy or harmful? Srinivasan R, Smolinske S, Greenbaum D

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 1995 Dec 8;44(48):892-3, 899-900 Unexplained severe illness possibly associated with consumption of Kombucha tea--Iowa, 1995. No authors cited

Aconite (Monk's Hood)See: Aconitum spp., Ranunculaceae

Aconitum spp., Ranunculaceae -- (aconitum alkaloid toxicity)

Cardiology 1999 Oct;91(4):268-271 Bradycardia, Reversible Panconduction Defect and Syncope following Self-Medication with a Homeopathic Medicine. Guha S, Dawn B, Dutta G, Chakraborty T, Pain S

Schweiz Med Wochenschr 1996 Jun 22;126(25):1085-98 [Serious plant poisonings in Switzerland 1966-1994. Case analysis from the Swiss Toxicology Information Center]. [Article in German] Jaspersen-Schib R, Theus L, Guirguis-Oeschger M, Gossweiler B, Meier-Abt PJ

Hum Exp Toxicol 1995 Jun;14(6):489-93 Effects of decoctions prepared from Aconitum carmichaeli, Aconitum kusnezoffii and Tripterygium wilfordii on serum lactate dehydrogenase activity and histology of liver, kidney, heart and gonad in mice. Chan WY, Ng TB, Lu JL, Cao YX, Wang MZ, Liu WK

Korean J Ophthalmol 1994 Dec;8(2):77-82 Aconite induced myelo-optic neuropathy in a rabbit model. Suk KD, Yoon KC, Shin JP, Kim SH

Vet Hum Toxicol. 1994 Oct;36(5):452-5. Review.Aconitine poisoning due to Chinese herbal medicines: a review. Chan TY, Tomlinson B, Tse LK, Chan JC, Chan WW, Critchley JA.

Vet Hum Toxicol 1994 Aug;36(4):326-8 Aconitine poisoning: a global perspective. Chan TY

Vet Hum Toxicol. 1994 Apr;36(2):133-4. Herb-induced aconitine poisoning presenting as tetraplegia. Chan TY, Tomlinson B, Critchley JA, Cockram CS.

Aust N Z J Med 1993 Jun;23(3):268-71 Aconitine poisoning following the ingestion of Chinese herbal medicines: a report of eight cases. Chan TY, Tomlinson B, Critchley JA

Lancet 1992 Nov 21;340(8830):1254-6 Cardiotoxicity after accidental herb-induced aconite poisoning. Tai YT, But PP, Young K, Lau CP

AIDS: See HIV

Akebia spp., Lardizabalaceae

FDA bulletin, May 31, 2000, Letter to Health Care Professionals - FDA Concerned About Botanical Products, Including Dietary Supplements, Containing Aristolochic Acid

Alfalfa See: Medicago sativa, Fabaceae

Allium sativa, Liliaceae

Ann Intern Med 2000 Sep 19;133(6):420-9 Garlic for treating hypercholesterolemia. A meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials. Stevinson C, Pittler MH, Ernst E

Ceska Slov Farm 2000 Jul;49(4):162-7 [Interactions between herbal medicines and drugs]. [Article in Czech] Tumova L.

Alocasia macrorrhiza, Araceae

Hum Exp Toxicol 1995 Sep;14(9):727-8 Neurotoxicity following the ingestion of a Chinese

Aloe vera, Asphodelaceae (Liliaceae s.l.)

Br J Gen Pract 1999 Oct;49(447):823-8 Aloe vera: a systematic review of its clinical effectiveness. Vogler BK, Ernst E

FDA Special Nutritionals Adverse Event Monitoring System (SN/AEMS) Report on Aloe

Toxicon 1997 Sep;35(9):1423-30 Cytotoxicity of a low molecular weight fraction from Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis Miller) gel. Avila H, Rivero J, Herrera F, Fraile G.

Angelica spp., Apiaceae

Health Care Reality Check FAQ -- Dong Quai.Maida Taylor, Helen Coleman

Pharmacotherapy 1999 Jul;19(7):870-6 Potentiation of warfarin by dong quai. Page RL 2nd, Lawrence JD.

Fertil Steril 1997 Dec;68(6):981-6 Does dong quai have estrogenic effects in postmenopausal women? A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Hirata JD, Swiersz LM, Zell B, Small R, Ettinger B.

Phytochemistry 1995 Jul;39(5):1099-101 Angelol-type coumarins from Angelica pubescence F. biserrata and their inhibitory effect on platelet aggregation. Liu JH, Xu SX, Yao XS, Kobayashi H.

Anise See: Pimpinella anisum, Apiaceae

Arctium spp., Asteraceae(Burdock, Common burdock)

From Indiana Plants Poisonous to Livestock and Pets Website, Purdue University, School of Veterinary Medicine.

Aristolochia spp. Aristolochiaceae (aristolochic acid toxicity)

Am J Nephrol 2001 Nov-Dec;21(6):441-8 Rapidly progressive interstitial renal fibrosis associated with chinese herbal medications. Chang CH, Wang YM, Yang AH, Chiang SS.

Mutat Res 2001 Jul 25;494(1-2):143-50 Analyses of DNA adducts formed by ochratoxin A and aristolochic acid in patients with Chinese herbs nephropathy. Arlt VM, Pfohl-Leszkowicz A, Cosyns J, Schmeiser HH.

Acta Pharmacol Sin 2000 Dec;21(12):1129-35 Long-term outcome of acute renal injury induced by Aristolochia manshuriensis Kom in rats. Qiu Q, Liu ZH, Chen HP, Yin HL, Li LS.

N Engl J Med 2000 Jun 8;342(23):1686-1692 Urothelial Carcinoma Associated with the Use of a Chinese Herb (Aristolochia fangchi). Nortier JL, Martinez MC, Schmeiser HH, Arlt VM, Bieler CA, Petein M, Depierreux MF, De Pauw L, Abramowicz D, Vereerstraeten P, Vanherweghem JL

FDA bulletin, May 31, 2000,Letter to Health Care Professionals - FDA Concerned About Botanical Products, Including Dietary Supplements, Containing Aristolochic Acid

Clin Nephrol 2000 Apr;53(4):301-6, Chinese herb nephropathy in Japan presents adult-onset Fanconi syndrome: could different components of aristolochic acids cause a different type of Chinese herb nephropathy? Tanaka A, Nishida R, Maeda K, Sugawara A, Kuwahara T

Lancet 1999 Aug 7;354(9177):481-2 Nephropathy caused by Chinese herbs in the UK. Lord GM, Tagore R, Cook T, Gower P, Pusey CD

Pharm World Sci 1998 Feb;20(1):43-4 Acute hepatitis in a patient using a Chinese herbal tea--a case report.Levi M, Guchelaar HJ, Woerdenbag HJ, Zhu YP

Nephrologie 1998;19(1):15-20 [End-stage renal insufficiency associated with Chinese herbal consumption in France]. [Article in French] Stengel B, Jones E

J Pharm Belg 1997 Jan-Feb;52(1):7-27 Belgian (Chinese herb) nephropathy: why? Violon C

Kidney Int 1997 Jan;51(1):288-93 Proximal tubular injury in Chinese herbs nephropathy: monitoring by neutral endopeptidase enzymuria. Nortier JL, Deschodt-Lanckman MM, Simon S, Thielemans NO, de Prez EG, Depierreux MF, Tielemans CL, Richard C, Lauwerys RR, Bernard AM, Vanherweghem JL

Am J Kidney Dis 1994 Aug;24(2):172-80 Pathologic aspects of a newly described nephropathy related to the prolonged use of Chinese herbs. Depierreux M, Van Damme B, Vanden Houte K, Vanherweghem JL

Bull Mem Acad R Med Belg 1994;149(1-2):128-35; discussion 135-40.[A new form of nephropathy secondary to the absorption of Chinese herbs]. [Article in French] Vanherweghem JL

Lancet 1993 Feb 13;341(8842):387-91 Rapidly progressive interstitial renal fibrosis in young women: association with slimming regimen including Chinese herbs. Vanherweghem JL, Depierreux M, Tielemans C, Abramowicz D, Dratwa M, Jadoul M, Richard C, Vandervelde D, Verbeelen D, Vanhaelen-Fastre R, et al

Artemisia scoparia, Asteraceae

Paediatr Child Health 1993 Aug;29(4):292-4 An old traditional herbal remedy for neonatal jaundice with a newly identified risk. Yeung CY, Leung CS, Chen YZ

Asarum spp., Aristolochiaceae

FDA bulletin, May 31, 2000,Letter to Health Care Professionals - FDA Concerned About Botanical Products, Including Dietary Supplements, Containing Aristolochic Acid

Asthma

Thorax 2000 Nov;55(11):925-929 Herbal medicines for asthma: a systematic review. Huntley A, Ernst E

Atractylis gummifera, Asteraceae

Presse Med 1994 Apr 16;23(15):691-3 [Liver involvement in the course of phytotherapy]. [Article in French] Larrey D

Atropa belladonna, Solanaceae

Schweiz Med Wochenschr 1996 Jun 22;126(25):1085-98 [Serious plant poisonings in Switzerland 1966-1994. Case analysis from the Swiss Toxicology Information Center]. [Article in German] Jaspersen-Schib R, Theus L, Guirguis-Oeschger M, Gossweiler B, Meier-Abt PJ

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Bajiaolian (Chinese mayapple) – See: Dysosma pleiantha, Podophyllaceae

Bee Pollen

South Med J 1999 Nov;92(11):1095-7 Acute hepatitis after ingestion of herbs. Shad JA, Chinn CG, Brann OS

Bitter Orange (Citrus aurantium)

Am J Med. 2005 Sep;118(9):998-1003. Hemodynamic effects of ephedra-free weight-loss supplements in humans. Haller CA, Benowitz NL, Jacob P 3rd.

Black Cohosh See: Cimicifuga racemosa, Ranunculaceae

Borage See: Borago officinalis, Boraginaceae

Borago officinalis, Boraginaceae

FDA Special Nutritionals Adverse Event Monitoring System (SN/AEMS) Report on Borage

Bragantia spp.

FDA bulletin, May 31, 2000,Letter to Health Care Professionals - FDA Concerned About Botanical Products, Including Dietary Supplements, Containing Aristolochic Acid

Burdock See: Arctium spp. Asteraceae

Buttercup See: Ranunculus spp., Ranunculaceae

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Callilepis laureola, Asteraceae

Presse Med 1994 Apr 16;23(15):691-3 [Liver involvement in the course of phytotherapy]. [Article in French] Larrey D

S Afr Med J 1979 Feb 24;55(8):290-2 The clinical syndrome of Impila (Callilepis laureola) poisoning in children. Watson AR, Coovadia HM, Bhoola KD

Camellia sinensis (tea), Theaceae– (tannin toxicity)

J Natl Cancer Inst 1976 Jul;57(1):207-9 Carcinogenicity of Camellia sinensis (tea) and some tannin-containing folk medicinal herbs administered subcutaneously in rats. Kapadia GJ, Paul BD, Chung EB, Ghosh B, Pradhan SN

Camphor See: Cinnamomum camphora

Caowu See: Aconitum spp., Ranunculaceae

Celandine, common or lesser: See Chelidonium majus, Papaveraceae

Chaparral See: Larrea tridentata, Zygophyllaceae

Chelidonium majus, Papaveraceae

Dtsch Med Wochenschr 1998 Nov 20;123(47):1410-4 [Necrotizing hepatitis after taking herbal remedies]. [Article in German] Strahl S, Ehret V, Dahm HH, Maier KP

Chenopodium graveolens, Chenopodiaceae

Gac Med Mex 1996 Jul-Aug;132(4):433-7 [Fatal poisoning caused by oil of epazote, Chenopodium graveolens] [Article in Spanish] Montoya-Cabrera MA, Escalante-Galindo P, Meckes-Fisher M, Sanchez-Vaca G, Flores-Alvarez E, Reynoso-Garcia M.

Chuanwu See: Aconitum spp., Ranunculaceae

Chuen-Lin See: Coptis spp., Ranunculaceae

Cimicifuga racemosa, Ranunculaceae (Black Cohosh)

Health Care Reality Check FAQ – Black Cohosh. Maida Taylor, Helen Coleman

J Clin Oncol 2001 May 15;19(10):2739-45 Randomized trial of black cohosh for the treatment of hot flashes among women with a history of breast cancer. Jacobson JS, Troxel AB, Evans J, Klaus L, Vahdat L, Kinne D, Lo KM, Moore A, Rosenman PJ, Kaufman EL, Neugut AI, Grann VR.

Cinnamomum camphora, Lauraceae(Camphor)

South Med J 93(6):596-598, 2000,Camphor hepatoxicity. Aliye Uc, MD, Warren P. Bishop, MD, and Kathleen D. Sanders, MD,

J Paediatr Child Health 1999 Feb;35(1):105-6 Camphor toxicity. Emery DP, Corban JG

Pediatr Emerg Care 1996 Aug;12(4):298-300, Unusual cause of seizure. Gouin S, Patel H

Pediatr Emerg Care 1993 Oct;9(5):292-7 Small doses, big problems: a selected review of highly toxic common medications.Liebelt EL, Shannon MW

Biochem Pharmacol 1992 Jun 9;43(11):2359-68 Porphyrogenic properties of the terpenes camphor, pinene, and thujone (with a note on historic implications for absinthe and the illness of Vincent van Gogh). Bonkovsky HL, Cable EE, Cable JW, Donohue SE, White EC, Greene YJ, Lambrecht RW, Srivastava KK, Arnold WN

Am J Emerg Med 1989 Jan;7(1):41-3 Camphor ingestion. Gibson DE, Moore GP, Pfaff JA

Pediatr Clin North Am 1986 Apr;33(2):375-9 Camphor toxicity. Siegel E, Wason S

Vet Hum Toxicol 1984;26 Suppl 2:8-10, Camphor toxicity: development of a triage strategy. Geller RJ, Spyker DA, Garrettson LK, Rogol AD

Gastroenterology 1983 Feb;84(2):394-8 Chronic camphor ingestion mimicking Reye's syndrome. Jimenez JF, Brown AL, Arnold WC, Byrne WJ

Clin Toxicol 1981 Dec;18(12):1485-98 Toxicity of some essential plant oils. Clinical and experimental study. Millet Y, Jouglard J, Steinmetz MD, Tognetti P, Joanny P, Arditti J

Clematis spp., Ranunculaceae

FDA bulletin, May 31, 2000,Letter to Health Care Professionals - FDA Concerned About Botanical Products, Including Dietary Supplements, Containing Aristolochic Acid

Cocculus spp., Menispermaceae

FDA bulletin, May 31, 2000,Letter to Health Care Professionals - FDA Concerned About Botanical Products, Including Dietary Supplements, Containing Aristolochic Acid

Coltsfoot See: Tussilago farfara, Asteraceae

Comfrey See: Symphytum officinale, Boraginaceae

Common burdock See: Arctium spp., Asteraceae

Coptis spp., Ranunculaceae

Vet Hum Toxicol 1994 Jun;36(3):238-40 The prevalence use and harmful potential of some Chinese herbal medicines in babies and children. Chan TY

Biol Neonate 1990;58(2):98-103 Effect of a popular Chinese herb on neonatal bilirubin protein binding. Yeung CY, Lee FT, Wong HN

Crotalaria assamica, Fabaceae (monocrotaline toxicity)

Presse Med 1994 Apr 16;23(15):691-3 [Liver involvement in the course of phytotherapy]. [Article in French] Larrey D

Am J Chin Med 1989;17(3-4):165-70 A comparative study on the hepatic toxicity and metabolism of Crotalaria assamica and Eupatorium species.Chan MY, Zhao XL, Ogle CW

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Datura metel, Solanaceae (as erroneous substitute) – See:

Vet Hum Toxicol 1995 Apr;37(2):156-7 Anticholinergic poisoning due to Chinese herbal medicines.Chan TY

J Trop Med Hyg. 1994 Dec;97(6):371-4. Herbal poisoning caused by adulterants or erroneous substitutes. But PP.

Datura stramonium, Solanaceae

Schweiz Med Wochenschr 1996 Jun 22;126(25):1085-98 [Serious plant poisonings in Switzerland 1966-1994. Case analysis from the Swiss Toxicology Information Center]. [Article in German] Jaspersen-Schib R, Theus L, Guirguis-Oeschger M, Gossweiler B, Meier-Abt PJ

Digitalis purpurea, Scrophulariaceae(Foxglove)

JAMA, Vol. 283, no. 7. Feb. 16, 2000. The herbal history of digitalis: lessons for alternative medicine.

Diploclisia spp., Menispermaceae

FDA bulletin, May 31, 2000,Letter to Health Care Professionals - FDA Concerned About Botanical Products, Including Dietary Supplements, Containing Aristolochic Acid

Dong Quai: See Angelica sinensis, Apiaceae

Dysosma pleiantha, Podophyllaceae (podophyllotoxin toxicity)

Hum Exp Toxicol 1992 Nov;11(6):480-7 Podophyllotoxin intoxication: toxic effect of Bajiaolian in herbal therapeutics. Kao WF, Hung DZ, Tsai WJ, Lin KP, Deng JF

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Ecballium elaterium, Curcurbitaceae

Vet Hum Toxicol 1999 Dec;41(6):376-8,Severe uvular angioedema caused by intranasal administration of Ecbalium elaterium. Eray O, Tuncok Y, Eray E, Gunerli A, Guven H

Echinacea See: Echinacea spp., Asteraceae

Echinacea spp., Asteraceae

JAMA. 2003 Dec 3;290(21):2824-30. Efficacy and safety of echinacea in treating upper respiratory tract infections in children: a randomized controlled trial. Taylor JA, Weber W, Standish L, Quinn H, Goesling J, McGann M, Calabrese C.

Arch Intern Med. 2003;163:699-704. Echinacea and Truth in Labeling - Echinacea from retail stores often does not contain the labeled species. Christine M. Gilroy, MD; John F. Steiner, MD, MPH; Tim Byers, MD, MPH; Howard Shapiro, PhD; William Georgian, MS

Health Care Reality Check FAQ – Echinacea. Maida Taylor, Helen Coleman

Ceska Slov Farm 2000 Jul;49(4):162-7 [Interactions between herbal medicines and drugs]. [Article in Czech] Tumova L.

Am J Med 1999 Feb;106(2):138-43 A randomized controlled trial of the effect of fluid extract of Echinacea purpurea on the incidence and severity of colds and respiratory infections. Grimm W, Muller HH

Arch Fam Med 1998 Nov-Dec;7(6):541-5 Echinacea root extracts for the prevention of upper respiratory tract infections: a double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized trial. Melchart D, Walther E, Linde K, Brandmaier R, Lersch C

Epazote See: Chenopodium graveolens, Chenopodiaceae

Ephedra sinica, Ephedraceae -- (ephedrine toxicity)

Am J Med. 2005 Sep;118(9):998-1003. Hemodynamic effects of ephedra-free weight-loss supplements in humans. Haller CA, Benowitz NL, Jacob P 3rd.

J Pharm Sci 1998 Dec;87(12):1547-53 Ephedrine-type alkaloid content of nutritional supplements containing Ephedra sinica (Ma-huang) as determined by high performance liquid chromatography. Gurley BJ, Wang P, Gardner SF

Ther Drug Monit 1998 Aug;20(4):439-45 Ephedrine pharmacokinetics after the ingestion of nutritional supplements containing Ephedra sinica (ma huang). Gurley BJ, Gardner SF, White LM, Wang PL

Am J Gastroenterol 1996 Jul;91(7):1436-8 Acute hepatitis associated with the use of a Chinese herbal product, ma-huang. Nadir A, Agrawal S, King PD, Marshall JB

Erycibe obtusifolia, Convolvulaceae

J Ethnopharmacol 1998 Sep;62(2):101-5 Toxic effects of Erycibe obtusifolia, a Chinese medicinal herb, in mice. Hsu HY, Lin CC, Chen JY, Yang JJ, Zhang R

Eucalyptus globulus, Myrtaceae

J Neurol 1999 Aug;246(8):667-70 Plant-induced seizures: reappearance of an old problem. Burkhard PR, Burkhardt K, Haenggeli CA, Landis T.

J Paediatr Child Health 1993 Oct;29(5):368-71 Eucalyptus oil poisoning in childhood: 41 cases in south-east Queensland. Webb NJ, Pitt WR.

Arch Dis Child 1980 May;55(5):405-6 Eucalyptus oil poisoning. Patel S, Wiggins J.

Eucalyptus oil See: Eucalyptus globulus, Myrtaceae

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Fang ji (Fang chi). See Aristolochia spp.

Fennel See: Foeniculum vulgare, Apiaceae

Feverfew See: Tanacetum parthenium, Asteraceae

Foeniculum vulgare, Apiaceae (fennel)

J Neurol 1999 Aug;246(8):667-70 Plant-induced seizures: reappearance of an old problem. Burkhard PR, Burkhardt K, Haenggeli CA, Landis T.

Fo-Ti See: Polygonum multiflorum, Polygonaceae

Foxglove See: Digitalis purpurea
 



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