Ann Trop Paediatr. 1992 ; 12(1): 31-6.
The use of herbal remedies in Jamaica.
Tropical Metabolism Research Unit, University Hospital, Kingston, Jamaica.
A survey of paediatric inpatients at the Tropical Metabolism Research Unit in the University Hospital, Kingston, Jamaica demonstrates that 71% had been treated with herbal remedies before their presentation to the medical services. The risks of the high prevalence of such medication in children are outlined, and two remedies in particular are highlighted because of their potential toxicity.