Published in Hepatitis Weekly, April 22nd, 2002
People who already have liver problems or who take medications that can harm the liver, should ask a doctor before taking kava, the FDA said.
The FDA began investigating the blockbuster-selling herb after a previously healthy 45-year-old woman used kava and suddenly required a liver transplantation. European health officials report 25 similar cases of liver toxicity, including four transplantations.
As a result, Canada has urged consumers...
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