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.
However, there have been reports of stomach pain or cramps, changes in stool color or odor, drowsiness, headache, nausea, and vomiting after taking black root. Large doses have been linked to reports of liver damage.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It might be UNSAFE to take the fresh root by mouth. There is a concern that it might cause miscarriages and birth defects, but this hasn't been proven so far. Stay safe and don't take black root if you are pregnant.
It's also best to avoid black root if you are breast-feeding. Not enough is known about how it might affect the nursing infant.
Gallbladder problems such as gallstones or a blocked bile duct: Don't take black root if you have gallbladder problems. It might make your condition worse.
Inflammation of the stomach or intestines, such as colitis or Crohn's disease: Black root can irritate the digestive tract, cause vomiting, and act like a laxative. All of these effects might be harmful if you have colitis, Crohn's disease, or a similar condition. Don't take black root if you have one of these disorders.
Hemorrhoids: Don't use black root if you have hemorrhoids. It can act like a laxative and make hemorrhoids more bothersome.
Menstruation: Don't take black root if you are having your period. It can act like a laxative and add to discomfort.
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