In this Article
- What other names is Phellodendron known by?
- What is Phellodendron?
- How does Phellodendron work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Phellodendron.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's UNSAFE to use phellodendron if you are pregnant. Phellodendron contains a chemical called berberine, which can cross the placenta and might harm the fetus. It's also UNSAFE to use phellodendron if you are breast-feeding. Berberine can be transferred to the infant through breast milk and can cause brain damage in newborns, especially in premature newborns with jaundice. Jaundice is a yellowing of the eyes and skin due to bile pigments in the blood.
Children: Phellodendron is UNSAFE in newborn infants. It can cause brain damage, especially in premature infants with jaundice.
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