February 9, 2016

Pink Root

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How does Pink Root work?

Pink root has activity against intestinal worms. It is taken along with a strong laxative to remove both the worms and the pink root from the intestines.

Are there safety concerns?

The dried root of pink root seems safe for most people when used short-term along with a strong laxative. The fresh root is UNSAFE for use.

The dried root, which contains potentially poisonous chemicals, can also be unsafe if it is not taken with a strong laxative.

Do not take pink root if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Dosing considerations for Pink Root.

The appropriate dose of pink root 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 pink root. 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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