Ba Jiao Lian

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Ba Jiao Lian is an herb derived from Dysosma pleianthus, a species of mayapple found in China, which has been used for thousands of years in Chinese medicine. 

Liver safety of Ba Jiao Lian

Ba Jian Lian has been implicated in a generalized toxicity marked by nausea, abdominal pain, bone marrow suppression, confusion and accompanying liver injury.

Mechanism of action of Ba Jiao Lian

Ba Jiao Lian has been used in Chinese medicine for centuries as a general remedy and for treatment of weakness, venereal disease, tumors and snakebite.  Similarly, Native Americans often used the root extracts of the indigenous North American mayapple plant (podophyllum peltatum) as a laxative and for other disorders.  Ba Jiao Lian has been implicated in a generalized toxicity marked by gastrointestinal, bone marrow, neurological and hepatic injury, which is believed to be due to podophyllum, a major ingredient in the herb. 

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Chinese and Other Asian Herbal Medicines

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