Oak Moss

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How does Oak Moss work?

There is not enough information to know how oak moss works.

Are there safety concerns?

Oak moss might be safe for most people, when taken for short periods of time as a water-based tea. When taken in large amounts, for long periods of time, or as an alcohol extract, oak moss is unsafe. Oak moss contains a toxic chemical. It can cause side effects such as restlessness, vomiting, dizziness, tremors, kidney damage, and convulsions.

Do not take oak moss if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You have kidney problems.
  • You have a blood disorder called porphyria.
  • You are allergic to lichens and mosses.
 

Dosing considerations for Oak Moss.

The appropriate dose of oak moss 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 oak moss. 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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