Comfrey, coltsfoot and borage – what is the actual human evidence for harm?

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Abstract

Comfrey, coltsfoot and borage have a long history of therapeutic use, but have been implicated in safety issues due to the presence of unsaturated pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs). Consequently, a range of regulatory restrictions on their use have been put in place in many places where these plants are used. The review conducted by this research team examined both published case reports as well as data from the WHO adverse events database, and demonstrated that there are multiple factors which cloud the understanding around the human safety of these three medicinal plants.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2019
EventNaturopaths and Medical Herbalists of New Zealand Annual Conference - Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 28 Sep 201929 Sep 2019

Conference

ConferenceNaturopaths and Medical Herbalists of New Zealand Annual Conference
Country/TerritoryNew Zealand
CityWellington
Period28/09/1929/09/19

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