In this Article
- What other names is Tonka Bean known by?
- What is Tonka Bean?
- How does Tonka Bean work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Tonka Bean.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers any food containing tonka bean or tonka bean extract to be impure.
There isn't enough information to know whether it is safe to apply tonka bean directly to the skin.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Tonka bean is UNSAFE. Don't use it if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Liver disease: Coumarin, a chemical in tonka bean, can cause liver damage. This could make existing liver disease worse.
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