February 11, 2016

Skunk Cabbage

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How does Skunk Cabbage work?

Skunk cabbage contains chemicals that have pain relieving and sedative properties.

Are there safety concerns?

Skunk cabbage seems to be safe for most people. Large amounts can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, dizziness, decreased vision, and stomach cramps.

Do not take skunk cabbage if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You have a history of kidney stones.
  • You have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
  • You have an ulcer.
  • You have ulcerative colitis.
  • You have Crohn's disease.

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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