2006, Number 2
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ABSTRACTThe recent increase that emerges in the world population by the indiscriminate use and self-administered of herbals remedies for the treatment of chronic illnesses, or in the supplement shape or nutritional complements to improve the quality of life, acquires great interest for the physicians. It should be considered obligatory to interrogate on the use of herbs, since, their employment as therapeutic resource, can produce dangerous collateral effects, mainly in the peri-operating period, due to the potential interactions with the anesthetic agents and the unexpected complications that appear for their use. Themselves enlist the best-known herbs, the toxic effects of the most utilized and some reports of the interactions during the peri-operating period.
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