In this Article
- What other names is Safflower known by?
- What is Safflower?
- How does Safflower work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Safflower.
While safflower seed oil is likely safe to take by mouth for pregnant or breast-feeding women, safflower flower is not. Safflower flower can cause abortions and bring on menstrual periods.
Do not take safflower if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding. Safflower seed oil is likely safe, but safflower flower is not.
- You are allergic to ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and other related plants.
- You have stomach or intestinal ulcers.
- You have bleeding or clotting disorders.
- You are scheduled for surgery in the next two weeks. Safflower might increase the risk of bleeding.
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