n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Case report : acute hepatitis associated with black cohosh and other herbal remedies

Volume 22, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... 220 CME April 2004 Vol.22 No.4 CASE REPORT The use of herbal remedies is increasing across the world. General practitioners, in particular, need to be aware that many of their patients are taking these over-the-counter preparations, and often will not report their use. An article in the Medical Journal of Australia reports on 6 patients who presented with severe hepatitis after taking herbal remedies. One woman used only black cohosh (Cimicuifuga racemosa) for 1 week, while the other 5 were taking various combinations of herbs for 6 - 18 weeks before their symptoms started. Only 4 told their GP ..

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