Gamboge

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How does Gamboge work?

Gamboge has a strong laxative effect.

Are there safety concerns?

Gamboge seems to be unsafe. It can cause stomach pain and vomiting.

Large amounts are poisonous and may cause death.

Do not use gamboge if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You have heart problems.
  • You have nausea or vomiting.
  • You have stomach pain, ulcers, or obstruction.
  • You have Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, or appendicitis.

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