May 24, 2016


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How does Chive work?

There isn't enough information available to know how chive might work.

Are there safety concerns?

Chive is LIKELY SAFE for most people in food amounts. It is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth in medicinal amounts, which are typically larger. Taking too much chive can cause an upset stomach.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Chive seems to be safe in amounts found in food, but there's not enough information to know if it is safe in the larger amounts that are used as medicine. Stay on the safe side and avoid using chive as medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Dosing considerations for Chive.

The appropriate dose of chive for use as treatment 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 chive. 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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