In this Article
- What other names is Yew known by?
- What is Yew?
- How does Yew work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Yew.
Special Precautions & Warnings:It is LIKELY UNSAFE for anyone to take yew, but some people have extra reasons not to use it:
Children: It is UNSAFE for children to eat the berries or needles of yew. Swallowing one berry can be fatal in a child. Eating the berries or needles can cause the heart to beat dangerously slow or fast.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It is UNSAFE for women who are pregnant or breast-feeding to take yew. Yew needles might cause an abortion. Also, taking the needles can poison the mother.
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