July 24, 2016

Chickweed

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How does Chickweed work?

There isn't enough information to know how chickweed might work. While some people try chickweed for a vitamin C deficiency disease called scurvy, the amount of vitamin C in chickweed is too small to be effective.

Are there safety concerns?

Chickweed is LIKELY SAFE for most adults when taken by mouth, but the potential side effects are not known. It is not known if applying chickweed to the skin is safe or what the potential side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking chickweed if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Dosing considerations for Chickweed.

The appropriate dose of chickweed depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for chickweed. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.


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