April 29, 2016

Mexican Scammony Root

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How does Mexican Scammony Root work?

Mexican scammony root acts like a strong laxative and pushes stool through the intestines.

Are there safety concerns?

There isn't enough reliable information to know whether Mexican scammony root is safe. It can cause vomiting and intestinal problems.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's UNSAFE to use Mexican scammony root if you are pregnant because it acts like a strong laxative. There isn't enough information to know whether it's safe to use during breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid using Mexican scammony root if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Appendicitis, or symptoms of appendicitis such as stomach pain, nausea, and vomiting: Don't use Mexican scammony root if you have any of these conditions. Mexican scammony root can irritate the stomach and intestines, making appendicitis or symptoms of appendicitis worse.


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