Saturday, March 11, 2017

S.F. health officials warn tea bought at a Chinatown herb shop is poisonous

Herbal tea bought at this store contains dangerous toxins.
THE SAN FRANCISCO Public Health Department is blaming herbal tea purchased in Chinatown for the poisoning of two people, reports KRON.
The tea contained a lethal poison known as Aconite.

Both victims are hospitalized in critical condition.

Both became ill within an hour of drinking the tea.

“Each quickly developed weakness, and then life-threatening abnormal heart rhythms, requiring resuscitation and intensive hospital care,” the health department said in a statement. “A plant-based toxin, Aconite, was found in lab tests of the patients and the tea samples they provided.”

Symptoms include numbness, weakness in the limbs, a slow or fast heart beat, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.

The tea was purchased at Sun Wing Wo Trading Company, located at 1105 Grant Avenue in San Francisco. Anyone who purchased the tea should return it immediately. Anyone experiencing any of the symptoms after drinking the tea should seek medical help right away.