May 27, 2016

Benzoin

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How does Benzoin work?

There is some evidence that benzoin might act as a skin protectant, and also help to break up chest congestion by thinning mucous and making it easier to cough up (expectorant).

Are there safety concerns?

There is some evidence that benzoin might be safe for use as a medicine when taken by mouth or applied to the skin. Not enough is known about the safety of inhaling it.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of benzoin during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Benzoin allergy: People who are allergic to benzoin break out in a rash when they use it.


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