In this Article
- What other names is Bishop's Weed known by?
- What is Bishop's Weed?
- How does Bishop's Weed work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Bishop's Weed.
Bishop's weed can cause skin to become extra sensitive to the sun. This might put you at greater risk for skin cancer. Wear sunblock outside, especially if you are light-skinned.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's UNSAFE to use bishop's weed if you are pregnant. It contains a chemical called khellin that can cause the uterus to contract, and this might threaten the pregnancy.
It's also best to avoid using bishop's weed if you are breast-feeding. There isn't enough information to know whether it is safe for a nursing infant.
Liver disease: There is some evidence that bishop's weed might make liver disease worse.
Surgery: Bishop's weed might slow blood clotting. There is a concern that it might increase the risk of bleeding during and after surgery. Stop using bishop's weed at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
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