Studies on elemental analysis of Chinese traditional herbs by neutron activation technique and their mutagenic effect

A. Hamzah, C. W. Beh, Sukiman Sarmani, J. Y. Liow, I. Abugassa

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Abstract

Chinese herbs are accepted as an alternative medicine for specific treatment of illness. It is important to know the contents of these herbs that might cause gene mutation. Ten most popular herbs used in Malaysia were analyzed by instrumental neutron activation analysis. A total of 16 trace and major elements were determined and the concentration of elements varied depending on the origin of the herb. The study showed that the toxic elements found in the samples were below the levels prescribed by health regulations. The mutagenicity test showed that there was no toxic effect due to the heavy metals present in the herbs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)499-503
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Volume259
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2004

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Studies on elemental analysis of Chinese traditional herbs by neutron activation technique and their mutagenic effect. / Hamzah, A.; Beh, C. W.; Sarmani, Sukiman; Liow, J. Y.; Abugassa, I.

In: Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, Vol. 259, No. 3, 03.2004, p. 499-503.

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Hamzah, A. ; Beh, C. W. ; Sarmani, Sukiman ; Liow, J. Y. ; Abugassa, I. / Studies on elemental analysis of Chinese traditional herbs by neutron activation technique and their mutagenic effect. In: Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry. 2004 ; Vol. 259, No. 3. pp. 499-503.
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