How does Job's Tears work?
Job's tears contains chemicals that might interfere with cancer cell growth. Other chemicals might also have antioxidant effects and also decrease growth of bacteria and parasites. But most research on Job's tears is in animals and test tubes. There isn't enough information to know if Job's tears has this activity in people. Fiber contained in Job's tears might also decrease how much fat and cholesterol the body absorbs.
Are there safety concerns?
Job's tears seems to be safe when consumed as a food substance. There isn't enough information to know if taking Job's tears in pills as a supplement is safe.
Do not take Job's tears if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- You are scheduled for surgery in the next two weeks.
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