Metal concentration in commonly used medicinal herbs and infusion by lebanese population

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dc.contributor.author Mroueh, Mohamad
dc.contributor.author Korfali, Samira
dc.contributor.author Al-Zein, Mohammad
dc.contributor.author Salem, Rosin
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-13T06:30:17Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-13T06:30:17Z
dc.date.copyright 2013 en_US
dc.date.issued 2016-10-13
dc.identifier.issn 1927-0887 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/4580
dc.description.abstract The levels of K, Ca, Fe, Zn, Cu, Mn, As, Cd, Cr, and Pb in commonly used medicinal herbs and their infusions by the Lebanese were analyzed by energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence and ASS techniques, respectively. The mean levels of the toxic metals in herbs were below WHO permissible levels. Cluster analysis indicated that metals are most probably in plants due to waste disposal and irrigation with contaminated wastes and/or from atmospheric waste particulates. The levels of Mn, Cr, Pb, and As in herbal infusions were found to be higher in soaked than boiled preparations and were correlated with Fe, while Zn, and Cu levels were higher in boiled infusions. The highest weekly intake of toxic metals Cr, As, Pb, and Cd from herbal infusions were below the recommended permissible tolerable weekly intake. Therefore, the consumption of these traditional medicinal herbs does not pose any health risk provided full compliance with recommended daily doses. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Metal concentration in commonly used medicinal herbs and infusion by lebanese population en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle health impact en_US
dc.author.school SOP en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199590020 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 197829160 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal of Food Research en_US
dc.journal.volume 2 en_US
dc.journal.issue 2 en_US
dc.article.pages 70-82 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Korfali, S. I., Mroueh, M., Al-Zein, M., & Salem, R. (2013). Metal concentration in commonly used medicinal herbs and infusion by Lebanese population: health impact. Journal of Food Research, 2(2), 70. en_US
dc.author.email mmroueh@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.author.email skorfali@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://search.proquest.com/openview/e31cf6c868db54e99a6d71812cd94350/1?pq-origsite=gscholar en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2038-510X en_US

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