February 13, 2016


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How does Hemlock work?

Hemlock contains poisons that affect the transmission of nerve impulses to muscle.

Are there safety concerns?

All parts of hemlock, including seeds, flowers, and fruits, are UNSAFE and poisonous. It can cause death. If someone takes hemlock, they should get prompt medical attention. Side effects and toxicities include increased saliva, burning of the digestive tract, drowsiness, muscle pain, rapid swelling and stiffening of muscles, rapid heart rate followed by a decreased heart rate, loss of speech, paralysis, unconsciousness, heart and lung failure, and death.

Dosing considerations for Hemlock.

The appropriate dose of hemlock 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 hemlock. 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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