- What other names is Castoreum known by?
- What is Castoreum?
- How does Castoreum work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Castoreum.
Castoreum is a substance collected from the glands of Canadian, European, and Siberian beavers.
Women take it to start their menstrual periods or treat painful periods.
In foods and beverages, castoreum extract is used as a flavoring agent.
In manufacturing, castoreum tincture is used as a fragrance or fixative in cosmetics and soaps.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Menstrual problems.
- Sleeping disorders.
- Other conditions.
Castoreum seems to have calming and soothing effects.
Castoreum is safe in usual food amounts and seems to be safe for most people when applied directly to the skin. There isn't enough information to know whether it is safe to take castoreum by mouth in medicinal amounts.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of castoreum during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
The appropriate dose of castoreum for use as treatment 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 castoreum. 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.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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