How does Sweet Gale work?
Sweet gale contains ingredients that might help reduce skin redness and swelling (inflammation) and have a drying (astringent) effect on the tissues.
Are there safety concerns?
There isn't enough information available to know if sweet gale leaves and branches are safe. The oil of sweet gale is poisonous.
Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
: Not enough is known about the use of sweet gale during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Dosing considerations for Sweet Gale.
The appropriate dose of sweet gale 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 sweet gale. 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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