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(From New Straits Times (Malaysia))
Byline: Manisah Ismail
KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. - Those who suffer side effects after taking herbal medicines and food supplements should lodge complaints with the Health Ministry's National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau.
The Ministry's deputy director-general (research and technical support), Datuk Dr Ismail Merican, said there had been growing interest in herbal products but few realised the possible side effects.
"Most herbs are safe but some may contain ingredients that can cause side effects."
He was asked if Malaysia would ban herbal products containing kava-kava, a pepper plant which is said to …