American Chestnut

How does American Chestnut work?

American chestnut contains chemicals called tannins, which help reduce swelling.

Are there safety concerns?

American chestnut is safe for most people in the amounts found in food and beverages. It is not known if American chestnut is safe in the larger amounts typically used as medicine. American chestnut might cause some side effects such as stomach and intestinal problems, kidney and liver damage, and certain cancers.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of American chestnut during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

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