Toxic behavior of herbal medicines comes under the scannerA forensic pathologist from the University of Adelaide has sounded a worldwide warning about potential fatal conditions that may get associated with herbal medicines when taken in large quantities, combined with prescription drugs, or injected.

In a paper by Professor Roger Byard that was published in the US-based Journal of Forensic Sciences, the highly toxic behavior of herbal medicines, most of which were considered to be safe by many, was outlined.

It was remarked by Professor Byard that individuals combining herbal medicines with standard drugs for optimizing efficacy may face devastating results.