Pyrrolizidine alkaloids in herbal medicinal products: risk assessment and minimization
Drug regulatory authorities currently request the suppliers of herbal medicinal products in Europe to provide risk assessments and measures for risk minimization regarding pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs).
UK companies are discontinuing herbal extracts of herbs that contain PAs — including Borage and Comfrey. This will inevitably affect Canadian companies when compounding specific remedies for clients.
- Read the rest of the story here: https://uk.diapharm.com/news/pyrrolizidine-alkaloids-in-herbal-medicinal-products-risk-assessment-and-minimization/
- The Chemistry of Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids information can be found here: http://www.henriettes-herb.com/articles/PAs.html
- SAFETY ISSUES AFFECTING HERBS: PYRROLIZIDINE ALKALOIDS: http://www.itmonline.org/arts/pas.htm