In this Article
- What other names is Bayberry known by?
- What is Bayberry?
- How does Bayberry work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Bayberry.
There isn't enough information to know whether it is safe to apply bayberry to the skin or use as a gargle or douche.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Bayberry may NOT be safe for anyone, but it is especially risky for people with the following conditions:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Bayberry is considered POSSIBLY UNSAFE to take by mouth or apply to the skin if you are pregnant or breast-feeding because it contains a chemical that can cause cancer. Bayberry can cause nausea, vomiting, and liver damage.
High blood pressure: Bayberry contains large amounts of chemicals called tannins. Tannins can increase the amount of sodium that the body retains. This can cause extra fluids to build up, and that can raise blood pressure. It's especially important to avoid bayberry if you have high blood pressure.
Water retention (edema): Bayberry might make edema worse. It's especially important to avoid bayberry if you tend to retain water.
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