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The consumption of botanicals for therapeutic purposes has increased significantly in recent years. Druginduced liver disease (DILI) is a frequent cause of acute liver injury, around 50% in the United States, and about 1% is secondary to the use of phytotherapeuticals and herbal supplies. Ruellia bahiensis, a plant species of the Acanthaceae family, is a tropical plant distributed in Northeastern Brazil. In folk medicine in the state of Bahia, the species is known as "mãe-boa" and is commonlydoi:10.1590/s2175-97902018000317418 fatcat:7qsxagrzkbcrpegdywjai47kom