In this Article
- What other names is Gamboge known by?
- What is Gamboge?
- How does Gamboge work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Gamboge.
Special Precautions & Warnings:While gamboge seems UNSAFE for anyone to use, some people are especially sensitive to the toxic effects. Be particularly careful not to use gamboge if you have one of the following conditions:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's UNSAFE to use gamboge if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. It contains chemicals that may cause harmful side effects or death.
Heart conditions: Since gamboge is a stimulant laxative, it might cause the body to lose too much potassium. This can cause heart damage or make existing heart disease worse.
Digestive tract conditions including Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, appendicitis, stomach pain, ulcers, obstruction, nausea, or vomiting: Gamboge is a stimulant laxative. It might make these conditions worse.
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