How does Yucca work?
Yucca contains chemicals that might help reduce high blood pressure and high cholesterol. It might also reduce arthritis symptoms such as pain, swelling, and stiffness.
Are there safety concerns?
Yucca seems safe when taken short-term. It can cause side effects such as stomach upset, bitter taste, nausea, and vomiting.
Do not take yucca in medicinal amounts if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Dosing considerations for Yucca.
The appropriate dose of yucca 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 yucca. 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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