February 14, 2016

Croton Seeds

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How does Croton Seeds work?

Croton seeds contain chemicals that have a powerful irritating effect on the stomach and intestines.

Are there safety concerns?

Croton seeds are UNSAFE when taken by mouth or put on the skin.

Croton seeds can cause burning of the mouth, vomiting, dizziness, stupor, painful bowel movements, abortions in pregnant women, and collapse when taken by mouth. If it is put on the skin, croton seed oil can cause itching, burning, and blistering of skin.

One drop of croton seed oil can cause side effects, and 20 drops of oil can cause death.

Do not use croton seeds if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Dosing considerations for Croton Seeds.

The appropriate dose of croton seeds 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 croton seeds. 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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