July 29, 2016

Chinese Cucumber

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How does Chinese Cucumber work?

Chinese cucumber ROOT contains a chemical that might cause abortions when injected during the first trimester of pregnancy. Chinese cucumber SEED might help decrease pain and swelling (inflammation). The FRUIT might also help protect against stomach ulcers.

Are there safety concerns?

Chinese cucumber ROOT is UNSAFE. Chinese cucumber root injections can cause severe side effects, including allergic reactions, seizures, fever, fluid buildup in the lungs and brain, bleeding in the brain, heart damage, and death.

Chinese cucumber FRUIT and SEED seem to be safe for most people. They can cause some mild side effects such as diarrhea and upset stomach.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It is UNSAFE to take Chinese cucumber root, fruit or seed by mouth or Chinese cucumber root by injection. Chinese cucumber ROOT can be toxic. Chinese cucumber FRUIT and SEEDS might cause an abortion or birth defects.

Not enough is known about the safety of using Chinese cucumber root, fruit, or seed during breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Diabetes: Chinese cucumber might lower blood sugar levels. Some healthcare providers worry that it might make blood sugar levels drop too low if used along with diabetes medications. If you use Chinese cucumber and take diabetes medications, monitor your blood sugar closely. The dose of your diabetes medication might need to be changed.

Surgery: Chinese cucumber might lower blood sugar levels. There is some concern that it might interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgery. Stop using Chinese cucumber at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.


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