In this Article
- What other names is American Hellebore known by?
- What is American Hellebore?
- How does American Hellebore work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for American Hellebore.
Large doses can cause vomiting, diarrhea, trouble swallowing, nerve problems, blindness, convulsions, paralysis, trouble breathing, and death.
Special Precautions & Warnings:It is LIKELY UNSAFE for anyone to use American hellebore, but some people have extra reasons not to use it:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's LIKELY UNSAFE to take American hellebore by mouth or apply it to the skin when pregnant or breast-feeding.
Heart disease: There is some concern that American hellebore could make heart disease worse by slowing the heart rate.
Irritation of the digestive tract: American hellebore can irritate the digestive tract and should not be used by people with a medical condition affecting the stomach or intestines.
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