Hidden danger of herbal remedies; The death of Newcastle graduate Ling Wang after taking Chinese herbal medicine has re-opened the debate on the practice. ALASTAIR CRAIG looks at the conflicting views.

THEY’RE on many High Streets, their wares a mystery to most.

herbal remedies

Chinese herbalists are big business, as many of us turn our backs

on Western remedies and seek alternative treatments.

This 3,000-year-old tradition, unlike conventional medicine, aims

to correct disharmony dis·har·mo·ny