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Neurotoxicities in infants seen with the consumption of star anise tea.
Pediatrics. 2004 Nov; 114(5):e653-6.Ped

Abstract

Chinese star anise (Illicium verum Hook f.) is a well-known spice used in many cultures. Many populations use it as a treatment for infant colic. Japanese star anise (Illicium anisatum L), however, has been documented to have both neurologic and gastrointestinal toxicities. Recently, concern has been raised regarding the adulteration of Chinese star anise with Japanese star anise. We report 7 cases of adverse neurologic reactions in infants seen with the home administration of star anise tea. In addition, we have found evidence that Chinese star anise has been contaminated with Japanese star anise. More strict federal regulation of the import of star anise into the United States is warranted. Star anise tea should no longer be administered to infants because of its potential danger in this population.

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Department of Pediatrics, Miami Children's Hospital, Miami, FL 33155, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15492355

Citation

Ize-Ludlow, Diego, et al. "Neurotoxicities in Infants Seen With the Consumption of Star Anise Tea." Pediatrics, vol. 114, no. 5, 2004, pp. e653-6.
Ize-Ludlow D, Ragone S, Bruck IS, et al. Neurotoxicities in infants seen with the consumption of star anise tea. Pediatrics. 2004;114(5):e653-6.
Ize-Ludlow, D., Ragone, S., Bruck, I. S., Bernstein, J. N., Duchowny, M., & Peña, B. M. (2004). Neurotoxicities in infants seen with the consumption of star anise tea. Pediatrics, 114(5), e653-6.
Ize-Ludlow D, et al. Neurotoxicities in Infants Seen With the Consumption of Star Anise Tea. Pediatrics. 2004;114(5):e653-6. PubMed PMID: 15492355.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Neurotoxicities in infants seen with the consumption of star anise tea. AU - Ize-Ludlow,Diego, AU - Ragone,Sean, AU - Bruck,Isaac S, AU - Bernstein,Jeffrey N, AU - Duchowny,Michael, AU - Peña,Barbara M Garcia, Y1 - 2004/10/18/ PY - 2004/10/20/pubmed PY - 2005/3/11/medline PY - 2004/10/20/entrez SP - e653 EP - 6 JF - Pediatrics JO - Pediatrics VL - 114 IS - 5 N2 - Chinese star anise (Illicium verum Hook f.) is a well-known spice used in many cultures. Many populations use it as a treatment for infant colic. Japanese star anise (Illicium anisatum L), however, has been documented to have both neurologic and gastrointestinal toxicities. Recently, concern has been raised regarding the adulteration of Chinese star anise with Japanese star anise. We report 7 cases of adverse neurologic reactions in infants seen with the home administration of star anise tea. In addition, we have found evidence that Chinese star anise has been contaminated with Japanese star anise. More strict federal regulation of the import of star anise into the United States is warranted. Star anise tea should no longer be administered to infants because of its potential danger in this population. SN - 1098-4275 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15492355/Neurotoxicities_in_infants_seen_with_the_consumption_of_star_anise_tea_ L2 - http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=15492355 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -