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- Kava, the anxiolytic herb: back to basics to prevent liver injury?
- Teschke, Rolf; Sarris, Jerome; Glass, Xaver; Schulze, Johannes
- The use of the anxiolytic herb kava has caused toxic liver injury in Western countries and economic problems in South Pacific Islands due to tthe regulatory ban on kava. This analysis shows poor quality of kava raw material as a cause for its toxicity and suggests preventative measures by going back to the traditional use of kava for the sake of the patients and the South Pacific economy.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Life and Social Sciences. Brain Sciences Institute
- British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, Vol. 71, no. 3 (Mar 2011), pp. 445-448
- Publication year
- FOR Code(s)
- 1115 Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Anxiolytic herbs; Drugs; Hepatotoxicity; Herbal hepatotoxicity; Kava; Kava hepatotoxicity; Liver injury
- Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
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- Copyright © 2011 The Authors. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology copyright © 2011 The British Pharmacological Society.
- Peer reviewed