Ostrich Fern

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How does Ostrich Fern work?

There isn't enough information to know how ostrich fern works, although it might have some activity as a laxative.

Are there safety concerns?

Ostrich fern seems to be safe for most people. If it is not properly cooked, it can cause nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and headaches. It may also cause severe food poisoning if it is not boiled for at least 10 minutes prior to eating.

Do not take ostrich fern if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Dosing considerations for Ostrich Fern.

The appropriate dose of ostrich fern 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 ostrich fern. 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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