How does Orris work?
Orris contains many chemicals, including some which may loosen lung congestion and make it easier to cough up.
Are there safety concerns?
Orris seems to be safe for most people when taken by mouth. There are no known side effects if the root is carefully peeled and dried. However, the fresh plant juice or root can cause severe irritation of the mouth, stomach pain, vomiting, and bloody diarrhea.
There isn't enough information to know if orris might be safe when applied directly to the skin. However, the fresh plant juice or root can cause severe skin irritation.
Do not take orris if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Dosing considerations for Orris.
The appropriate dose of orris 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 orris. 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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