lungs. Other chemicals in Asarum might cause vomiting.
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Asarum that is not contaminated with aristolochic acid is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when taken by mouth in large amounts or for longer durations. Large amount of Asarum, even if it is free from contamination, may cause nausea, vomiting, burning of the tongue, diarrhea, rash, and paralysis.
Asarum is UNSAFE when taken by mouth for any length of time if it's contaminated with the chemical aristolochic acid. This chemical can damage the kidney or cause cancer.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It is LIKELY UNSAFE to take Asarum if you are pregnant. It might start your period or cause the uterus to contract. These effects might cause a miscarriage. Avoid use.
Not enough is known about what effects Asarum might have on a nursing infant if taken while breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Stomach or intestinal (gastrointestinal, GI) problems: Asarum can irritate the GI tract. Don't use it if you have ulcers, inflammatory bowel disease, or Crohn's disease.
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