How does Clematis work?
The crushed fresh clematis plant contains a chemical that causes skin and mucous membrane irritation. This chemical becomes less effective as the plant dries.
Are there safety concerns?
Clematis is UNSAFE. It can cause colic, diarrhea, and severe irritation to the gastrointestinal and urinary tracts when taken by mouth. With extended skin contact, the fresh plant can cause slow healing blisters and burns.
Dosing considerations for Clematis.
The appropriate dose of clematis 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 clematis. 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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