In this Article
- What other names is Black Root known by?
- What is Black Root?
- How does Black Root work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Black Root.
When taken by mouth, black root has been reported to cause stomach pain or cramps, changes in stool color or odor, drowsiness, headache, nausea, and vomiting. Large doses have been linked to reports of liver damage. Taking the fresh root might cause more side effects.
Do not take black root if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding. There is concern that it might damage the fetus or cause abortion.
- You have gall stones or gall bladder problems.
- You have inflammation of the stomach or intestines, such as colitis or Crohn's disease.
- You have hemorrhoids.
- You are having a menstrual period.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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