Aristolochia, a nephrotoxic herb, still surfs on the Web, 15 years later
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Plants in the family Aristolochiaceae contain aristolochic acid, recognized worldwide as cause of serious nephropathy and cancer [1, 2]. In 2001, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued warnings and an important alert on the risks associated with herbal products containing aristolochic acid . In 2002, The International Agency classified products containing Aristolochia species as human carcinogens for Research on Cancer . Despite this, in 2003 Gold and Slone highlighted the sale on the Web of many products containing aristolochic acid .
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