Year 2019, Volume 5 , Issue 6, Pages 1028 - 1030 2019-11-04

Toxic effects of herbal medicines: Teucrium polium and acute kidney injury

Selin Aktürk Esen [1] , Serdar Kahvecioğlu [2] , Cuma Bülent Gül [3] , Nimet Aktaş [4] , İrfan Esen [5]


Herbal medicines are believed to be effective in the treatment of many diseases. The genius Teucrium is a member of Lamiaceae family, which contains more than 300 species. Antimutagenic, anticancer, hypoglycemic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, antiulcer, hypolipidemic and antidiarrheal effects of Teucrium polium have been reported in the studies. In this article, we describe an acute kidney injury (AKI), which is thought to have developed as a result of T. polium use for the treatment of diabetes mellitus. It should not be forgotten that herbal medicine is an important reason for AKI. In addition, community should be made aware of the danger of herbal medicines which especially have potential renal and hepatic side effects. 

acute kidney injury, Teucrium polium, diabetes mellitus, bariatric surgery
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Primary Language en
Subjects General and Internal Medicine, Clinical Neurology
Journal Section Case Reports
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-3426-9505
Author: Selin Aktürk Esen (Primary Author)
Institution: Department of Internal Medicine, Gürsu Cüneyt Yıldız State Hospital, Bursa, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-7080-7470
Author: Serdar Kahvecioğlu
Institution: Department of Nephrology, University of Health Sciences, Bursa Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0003-2467-9356
Author: Cuma Bülent Gül
Institution: Department of Nephrology, University of Health Sciences, Bursa Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-5691-1976
Author: Nimet Aktaş
Institution: Department of Nephrology, University of Health Sciences, Bursa Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-7063-6309
Author: İrfan Esen
Institution: Department of Internal Medicine, University of Health Sciences, Bursa Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Dates

Publication Date : November 4, 2019

EndNote %0 The European Research Journal Toxic effects of herbal medicines: Teucrium polium and acute kidney injury %A Selin Aktürk Esen , Serdar Kahvecioğlu , Cuma Bülent Gül , Nimet Aktaş , İrfan Esen %T Toxic effects of herbal medicines: Teucrium polium and acute kidney injury %D 2019 %J The European Research Journal %P -2149-3189 %V 5 %N 6 %R doi: 10.18621/eurj.461829 %U 10.18621/eurj.461829