UH scientists may have solved kava mystery

By Kevin Dayton Advertiser Big Island Bureau HILO, Hawai’i — A team of University of Hawai’i scientists may have solved the mystery of why some Europeans who used products containing kava extract suffered severe liver damage, prompting a number of nations to ban sales of the herbal supplement. The culprit may be a compound...

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Analysis of Kava Side Effects Reports Concerning the Liver–Literature

Translation to English by Lindenmaier M and Brinckmann J 31. December 2001 Analysis of hepatotoxic reactions listed by the BfArM (German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices) Anonym. Konsequenzen f?r Kava-Pr?parate in der Schweiz. Pharm Ztg 2000; 145(42):3494. Arzneimittelkommission der Deutschen Apotheker. Kava-Kava und Kavain-haltige Arzneimittel. Pharm Ztg 2001; 146(46):4017. ...

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