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dc.contributor.authorBone, Kerryen
local.source.editorEditor(s): Simon Mills and Kerry Boneen
dc.date.accessioned2009-10-21T10:10:00Z
dc.date.issued2005en
dc.identifier.citationThe Essential Guide to Herbal Safety, p. 89-105en
dc.identifier.isbn0443071713en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/2607en
dc.description.abstractBackground and Perspective: The following risks could potentially be associated with the use of a herbs during pregnancy: • Toxicity to the mother, which may also indirectly impair the health or development of the ,child; • Toxicity to the child (i. e., foetotoxidty); • Developmental malformations (i.e. teratogeneis); • Increased risk of miscarriage; and health defects on the child, both short term and long term (e.g., increased risk of chronic health problems later in life, such as cancer). There is currently no consensus regarding the safety considerations surrounding the use of herbs during pregnancy. On one hand, some regulatory authorities appear to be adopting the policy that if there is no clear evidence of safety from a controlled clinical trial then a herb should not be recommended during pregnancy. This is well illustrated by deliberations of the Complimentary Medicines Evaluation Committee (CMEC) of the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). CMEC assessed the safe use of over- the -counter (OTC) products containing kava (Piper Methysticum) and came to the conclusion, despite the lack of evidence for harm from kava during pregnancy (and well before the link between kava and hepatotoxicit y was suggested), that kava products should carry the following warning : 'Not for prolonged use, If symptoms persist seek advice from a health care practitioner. Those who are pregnant or nursing are not recommended to use Kava.' The American Herbal Products Association suggests that professional advice should be sought before using Kava during pregnancy.en
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dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.ispartofThe Essential Guide to Herbal Safetyen
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dc.titleSafety considerations during pregnancy and lactationen
dc.typeBook Chapteren
dc.subject.keywordsComplementary and Alternative Medicineen
local.contributor.firstnameKerryen
local.subject.for2008110499 Complementary and Alternative Medicine not elsewhere classifieden
local.subject.seo2008920412 Preventive Medicineen
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local.profile.schoolSchool of Healthen
local.profile.emailkbone2@une.edu.auen
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local.record.placeauen
local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
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local.publisher.placeMissouri, USAen
local.identifier.totalchapters12en
local.format.startpage89en
local.format.endpage105en
local.contributor.lastnameBoneen
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local.title.maintitleSafety considerations during pregnancy and lactationen
local.output.categorydescriptionB1 Chapter in a Scholarly Booken
local.relation.urlhttp://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/bookdescription.cws_home/703510/descriptionen
local.relation.urlhttp://nla.gov.au/anbd.bib-an26823751en
local.relation.urlhttp://books.google.com.au/books?id=85M0N8UioCcCen
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local.search.authorBone, Kerryen
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