In this Article
- What other names is Bittersweet Nightshade known by?
- What is Bittersweet Nightshade?
- How does Bittersweet Nightshade work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Bittersweet Nightshade.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Children: Bittersweet nightshade is UNSAFE for children. Some children have died from eating unripe bittersweet nightshade berries.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's UNSAFE to take bittersweet nightshade by mouth if you are pregnant. Some chemicals in this plant have been linked to birth defects in animals. It's also UNSAFE to take bittersweet nightshade by mouth if you are breast-feeding.
Not enough is known about the safety of applying bittersweet nightshade to the skin during pregnancy or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Stomach or intestine condition such as an ulcer or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS): Avoid using bittersweet nightshade if you have one of these disorders. It can irritate the stomach and intestine, and make these conditions worse.
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