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MAR 20, 2013 - Time

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Herbal Medicines Pose Health Risk to Millions in Asia

A commonly used herbal remedy that is banned in the U.S. and many European countries may still be harming users in Asia. Since researchers connected an epidemic of kidney disease among Belgium women in the early 1990s to herbal medicines from a weight loss clinic, scientists have monitored the remedy for other potential health risks. During the initial outbreak, scientists traced the kidney problems to aristolochic acid (AA), which belongs to a group of plants known as birthwort or Dutchman’s pipe. The agent is used for weight loss and to treat asthma and arthritis. But since the ... Read More

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