Table 1: Some herbal drugs associated with liver damage.

HerbalApplicationToxicity (clinical presentation)

Atractylis gummiferaAntiemetic, diuretic, chewing
gum
Acute hepatitis, FHF (fulminant hepatic failure)
Callilepsis laureolaMiscellaneousLike Atractylis gummifera
ChaparraAntioxidant, liver and
health tonic, snake bites
Cholestasis, cholangitis,
chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis
Greater CelandineDyspepsia, irritable bowel
syndrome
Chronic (cholestatic) hepatitis,
fibrosis
Germander
Teucrium chamaedrys
Weight reductionAcute and chronic hepatitis,
fibrosis (subacute forms)
KavaAnxiolytic, sleeping aidAcute and chronic hepatitis,
cholestasis, FHF
Pyrrolizidine alkaloids
(PA)
Herbal tea, contamination
of flour
Veno-occlusive disease
SassafrasHerbal teaHepatocarcinogenesis (animals)
ValerianSedativeMild hepatitis