How does Oriental Arborvitae work?
Oriental arborvitae might have some activity against certain types of bacteria.
Are there safety concerns?
Oriental arborvitae might be safe when taken short-term in small amounts. However, it contains a toxic compound called thujone which can cause restlessness, mental changes, vomiting, dizziness, tremors, kidney damage, seizures and other side effects, especially when taken long-term or in large amounts.
Do not take oriental arborvitae if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- You have a kidney condition
- You have a condition called porphyria.
Dosing considerations for Oriental Arborvitae.
The appropriate dose of oriental arborvitae 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 oriental arborvitae. 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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