Warning on medicinal herbs

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 01 March, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 01 March, 2008, 12:00am
 

Health authorities issued a warning against careless use of herbs following a poisoning case in which four members of a family developed dizziness, palpitations, blurred vision and limb weakness. The Centre for Health Protection said a herbal soup they drank on Sunday contained the potentially deadly natural toxin gelsemine. The family bought Padix Fici Simplicissimae on the mainland and used it to make the soup.

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