How does Lesser Celandine work?
Lesser celandine contains vitamin C. It also has a drying effect, soothes mucous membranes, and contains substances that cause skin irritation. Some researchers think that lesser celandine might kill or prevent the growth of bacteria and fungus and treat hemorrhoids.
Are there safety concerns?
Lesser celandine is UNSAFE when used on skin or when taken by mouth. It can cause side effects such as severe irritation of the stomach and intestines; diarrhea; irritation of the urinary tract, mucous membrane, and skin; and skin blisters. Liver damage with the use of lesser celandine has been reported.
Do not use lesser celandine if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- You have an infectious or inflammatory gastrointestinal disorder.
Dosing considerations for Lesser Celandine.
The appropriate dose of lesser celandine 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 lesser celandine. 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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