February 10, 2016

Black Root

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How does Black Root work?

Black root might increase bile flow from the gallbladder into the intestine.

Are there safety concerns?

There is not enough information to know if taking black root is safe.

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.

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