May 31, 2016

Cotton

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How does Cotton work?

Cotton root bark might help stimulate menstrual flow, induce labor and delivery, and act as a male contraceptive.

Are there safety concerns?

Cotton is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people when taken by mouth as a medicine or when cotton root bark preparations are taken in amounts found in foods.

However, men using cotton for birth control should understand that it might cause irreversible sterility.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's LIKELY UNSAFE to use cotton if you are pregnant. It might cause the uterus to contract, and this might cause a miscarriage.

Not enough is known about the safety of using cotton during breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Kidney problems: Don't use cotton if you have a kidney condition.

Reproductive system condition: Don't use cotton if you have a problem with your reproductive system.

Dosing considerations for Cotton.

The appropriate dose of cotton 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 cotton. 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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