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A big threat : Aflatoxin

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Ritu Tiwari corresponding author
Aanal Pandaya
Poornima Gulati
Aishwarya Chahuan


The past decade has witnessed a tremendous surge of interest in herbal medicines throughout the world. Aflatoxins are naturally occurring mycotoxins that are mainly produced by Aspargillus flavus and Aspargillus parasiticus and primarily contaminate food crops such as corn, groundnuts, and tree nuts as well as herbal medicinal plants in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. It is a lethal substance that intensely or at slower ingestion influences the strength of humans and animals. Aflatoxin study is vital for a safety perspective as they are extremely lethal and cancer-causing; to overcome the health effect of aflatoxins and for better assessment and standardization of herbal plant drugs.  The investigation includes worldwide regulations on aflatoxins with their acceptable ranges in commodities. With more controls for adequate dimensions of aflatoxins set up, present-day analytical techniques have turned out to be very modern, capable of accomplishing results with high accuracy and precision, appropriate for administrative research centers and post-reap sample testing in developed countries.

aflatoxin, herbal plants, herbal medicines, pharmacopeias

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Supporting Agencies
The authors are thankful to the Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission, Ghaziabad, and Dr. Komal Patel, and Dr. Madahavi of Parul University, Vadodara for scientific contribution.
How to Cite
Tiwari, R., Pandaya, A., Gulati, P., & Chahuan, A. (2024). A big threat : Aflatoxin. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Research, 5(2), 417-423.


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