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Health risk assessment of heavy metals via consumption of contaminated Herbal medicine collected from local Egyptian pharmacies تقييم المعادن الثقيلة عن طريق استهالك األدوية العشبية الملوثة المجمعة من الصيدليات المصرية المحلية \\GP\\ DR. Amr Ageez (spring 2018 )\ Salma Amr Mohamed.

By: Salma Amr Mohamed. 153551.
Contributor(s): Mona Khorshed [External Supervisor. ].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Giza: MSA, 2018Description: 89 p.:, 26 CM.Subject(s): Biotechnology | heavy metalsOnline resources: FULL TEXT PRESS HERE Summary: Medicinal plants have a long history of use in therapy throughout the world and still make an important part of traditional medicine. Thus, medicinal plants and herbal products must be safe for the patient (consumer). However, owing to the nature and sources of herbal medicines, they are sometimes contaminated with toxic heavy metals such as lead, arsenic, mercury and cadmium thus poses a potential health threat to consumers. Thus, the aim of this study is to assess the levels of heavy metal contamination in some frequently used Egyptian medicinal plants and its health risks by the amount of heavy metals: Chromium (Cr), Cobalt (Co), Copper (Cu), Iron (Fe), Manganese (Mn), Nickel (Ni), Zinc (Zn), Tin (Sn), Cadmium (Cd), Lead (Pb), and Antimony (Sb) that they contain. The results showed that the elements that were found in 100% of the samples analyzed were Iron (Fe) and Manganese (Mn). Iron (Fe) has the highest mean concentration in all the samples with the highest being; 42.1123 mg/kg for drugs used for constipation and digestion for children <1 year.
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Medicinal plants have a long history of use in therapy
throughout the world and still make an important part of
traditional medicine. Thus, medicinal plants and herbal
products must be safe for the patient (consumer). However, owing to the nature
and sources of herbal medicines, they are sometimes contaminated with toxic
heavy metals such as lead, arsenic, mercury and cadmium thus poses a potential
health threat to consumers. Thus, the aim of this study is to assess the levels of
heavy metal contamination in some frequently used Egyptian medicinal plants and
its health risks by the amount of heavy metals: Chromium (Cr), Cobalt (Co),
Copper (Cu), Iron (Fe), Manganese (Mn), Nickel (Ni), Zinc (Zn), Tin (Sn), Cadmium
(Cd), Lead (Pb), and Antimony (Sb) that they contain. The results showed that the
elements that were found in 100% of the samples analyzed were Iron (Fe) and
Manganese (Mn). Iron (Fe) has the highest mean concentration in all the samples
with the highest being; 42.1123 mg/kg for drugs used for constipation and
digestion for children <1 year.

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