May 28, 2016

White Sandalwood

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How does White Sandalwood work?

White sandalwood might help prevent the growth of fungus and bacteria. It might reduce spasms. But more information is needed.

Are there safety concerns?

White sandalwood is LIKELY SAFE when taken by mouth in food amounts. But it is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when taken by mouth as a medicine for longer than 6 weeks. There have been reports of kidney damage with prolonged use.

When taken by mouth, white sandalwood can cause itching, nausea, stomach upset, and blood in the urine.

Not enough is known about the safety of applying white sandalwood to the skin in amounts greater than those contained in cosmetics. Contact with white sandalwood can cause allergic skin reactions in some people.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding:It's LIKELY UNSAFE to take white sandalwood by mouth in greater-than-food amounts if you are pregnant. There have been reports of miscarriages.

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

Kidney disease: Don't use white sandalwood if you have kidney problems. It might make kidney disease worse.


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