May 26, 2016

European Buckthorn

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How does European Buckthorn work?

European buckthorn contains chemicals that stimulate the gut to relieve constipation.

Are there safety concerns?

European buckthorn is POSSIBLY SAFE for adults when standardized preparations are used short-term, up to 8-10 days. Standardized preparations of European buckthorn have a measured and consistent amount of active ingredients. But it is POSSIBLY UNSAFE to use these preparations for more than 10 days. Avoid using non-standardized preparations.

European buckthorn can cause some side effects such as stomach cramps, watery diarrhea, discolored urine, muscle weakness, heart problems, and blood in the urine.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Children: European buckthorn is UNSAFE children younger than 12 years old. Do not give it to them.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: European buckthorn is UNSAFE if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Avoid use.

Stomach pain or intestinal problems such as obstruction, appendicitis, Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome, or ulcerative colitis: Don't use European buckthorn if you have any of these conditions.


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