chapter  4
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The Indian Scene

The idea that all herbal drugs are safe is a myth. There are many poisonous plants used in the traditional system of medicine that have been listed as poisonous in ancient texts and in Schedule E1 of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act (1940) (Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940 and Rules 1945; Katiyar 2012). Twenty-ve such plants are listed in Table 4.1.