Determination of heavy metals in herbal teas marketed in Istanbul

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Bilğiç Alkaya D., Karaderi S. , Erdoğan G. , Cücü A.

Marmara Pharmaceutical Journal, cilt.19, sa.2, ss.136-140, 2015 (Hakemli Üniversite Dergisi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 19 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.12991/mpj.20151910460
  • Dergi Adı: Marmara Pharmaceutical Journal
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.136-140


Herbal teas are being used pretty much in Turkey. Besides having a lot of beneficial speciality, teas carry heavy metals in their structure and heavy metal pollution increase with environmental pollution. In this study sage, rosemary, St. John’xxswort, linden, mint, thyme, chamomile, fennel, green tea, blueberries were used and lead and cadmium metals in this teas which were bought from herbalist, have been researched with Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer. According to the results, cadmium and lead concentrations in all dried samples have been found in the limits of Turkish Food Codex.