April 29, 2016

Skunk Cabbage

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How does Skunk Cabbage work?

Skunk cabbage contains chemicals that relieve pain and cause relaxation.

Are there safety concerns?

Skunk cabbage is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people when taken by mouth. Large amounts can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, dizziness, decreased vision, and stomach cramps.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It is POSSIBLY UNSAFE to use skunk cabbage if you are pregnant. It could start your period or cause the uterus to contract. This might cause a miscarriage.

There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking skunk cabbage if you are breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Stomach or intestinal disorders (such as gastroesophageal reflux disease [GERD], ulcers, ulcerative colitis, or Crohn's disease): Taking skunk cabbage might make these conditions worse.

Kidney stones: Skunk cabbage contains oxalate, a chemical that the body uses to make kidney stones. Taking skunk cabbage might make kidney stones worse.

Dosing considerations for Skunk Cabbage.

The appropriate dose of skunk cabbage 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 skunk cabbage. 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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