24 Aug '11, 8am

Beware three health products: HSA: by TODAY SINGAPORE - The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has warned members o...

SINGAPORE - The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has warned members of the public against taking three adulterated health products sold as traditional herbal medicines. These contain potent western medicinal ingredients and can cause life-threatening adverse effects. They are Tian Ma Tu Chung Seven Leave Ginseng, Vall-Boon Tongkat Ali, and Pao Ni Kang. For Tian Ma Tu Chung Seven Leave Ginseng, two elderly patients in their 60s consumed it to relieve physical pain and discomfort. One of them later suffered from Cushing's syndrome after taking it for about a month. The symptoms included puffy face, high blood pressure, hallucination and memory loss. She is now recovering. A man in his 20s fell ill after taking Vall-Boon Tongkat Ali as an energy booster. His doctor noted signs and symptoms of Cushing's syndrome, such as thinning of the skin and appearance of red stretch marks ...

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