April 30, 2016

Boneset

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How does Boneset work?

Boneset contains chemicals that might work like anti-cancer medications. It also might have some mild activity against bacteria.

Are there safety concerns?

Boneset is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when taken by mouth in large amounts. Some plants that are related to boneset contain chemicals called pyrrolizidine alkaloids that can damage the liver. It is not known if boneset contains these chemicals.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Because boneset may contain liver-damaging chemicals called pyrrolizidine alkaloids, it is considered POSSIBLY UNSAFE. Don't use it if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Allergy to ragweed and related plants: Boneset may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to plants in the Asteraceae/Compositae family. Members of this family include ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and many others. If you have allergies, be sure to check with your healthcare provider before taking boneset.

Liver disease: Boneset contains chemicals called hepatotoxic pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs). These chemicals might harm the liver, making existing liver disease worse.


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