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Toxicology associated with traditional medicines 

Toxicology associated with traditional medicines
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Toxicology associated with traditional medicines
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Lakshman Karalliedde

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199652549.003.0112
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date: 18 October 2019

Chapter 16 discusses the use of traditional medicines, including the growing market in western cultures, and explain the concerns and issues associated with traditional medicines, the potentially harmful constituents of herbal medicines, including heavy metals, allopathic medicines, toxic plants and plant constituents, animal and human body parts, and pesticides, the herbal traditional medicines that should be avoided by vulnerable population groups, e.g. pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, the elderly, the immunosuppressed, policies and regulatory systems for traditional medicines, and some issues associated with integration with allopathic medicine, how to apply acquired knowledge in the analysis and management of hazardous situations, and the approaches and difficulties associated with the integration of allopathic and traditional medicines in healthcare systems.

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