Mexican Scammony Root

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How does Mexican Scammony Root work?

Mexican scammony root pushes stool through the intestines by causing a strong laxative effect.

Are there safety concerns?

There is insufficient reliable information available about the safety of Mexican scammony root. It can cause vomiting and intestinal problems.

Do not use Mexican scammony root if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You have stomach, intestine, or other digestive tract problems.
  • You have a condition called appendicitis, or symptoms of appendicitis such as abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting.

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