How does Aristolochia work?
There isn't enough information to know how aristolochia works.
Are there safety concerns?
Aristolochia is UNSAFE. It contains aristolochic acid, which is toxic to the kidneys and causes cancer. Use of aristolochia can cause kidney damage leading to the need for kidney dialysis and kidney transplant. It also greatly increases the risk of bladder cancer and other urological tract cancers.
Due to safety concerns, aristolochia is banned in many countries.
Do not use aristolochia if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- You have kidney disease.
Dosing considerations for Aristolochia.
The appropriate dose of aristolochia depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for aristolochia. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
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