Thailand’s government has banned the use of some herbal medicines that have been linked to liver disease.
The Health Ministry says its crackdown was aimed at curbing the spread of liver disease and promoting health.
The ban was put in place on Friday, after a recent report on the use and safety of the herbal medicines was published.
The ministry said the herbal products were being sold without a licence or registration.
The ministry says the products can cause side effects and may worsen the liver’s condition.
It said some products were contaminated with other dangerous substances.
The government says the herbal supplements should not be used for the treatment of liver diseases.
The country’s Health Ministry has banned several herbal products that have the potential to increase liver damage and other adverse health effects, such as hepatitis and hepatitis B.
The use of these herbal products is not allowed under Thailand’s health law, which is widely used in the country.
The country’s largest medical charity, the Thai Doctors’ Association, has said the ban will damage the health of Thailand’s people.
The Thai Doctors’, Association for Non-Traditional Medicine (TMDAM) has said it will seek legal recourse to challenge the ban.
The health ministry’s ban comes as Thailand’s tourism industry faces a steep drop in the last three months.
In March, the tourism industry suffered a major hit after a report by the International Travel and Tourism Research Institute found that Thailand’s tourist industry had contracted by about 20% in the first six months of 2018 compared with the same period last year.
Thailand has also faced criticism over its crackdown on drugs.
A recent report by Reuters, which examined the use, cultivation and export of illegal drugs in Thailand, found that in the 12 months before the ban was introduced, the number of visitors to Thailand dropped by more than half.
The crackdown has also drawn criticism from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which said the country’s drug policy was “unlikely to lead to a sustained reduction in drug-related crime or violence”.
The country has a record of failing to curb drug abuse.
It has one of the world’s highest rates of drug overdose deaths, and has a high proportion of drug users who are in prison or on probation.