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Toxicity and adverse effects of herbal complementary therapy

Jennifer Kelly, MSc, BA (Hons), RN, DipN, DipNEd.Senior Lecturer, Homerton School of Health Studies, CambridgeIn recent years the use of complementary and alternative therapies has grown, so that there are now around 180 different therapies practised in the UK, with one-third to one-half of the general population using one or more forms of these therapies (BMA, 1993; Ernst, 1996a).

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