How does Aspen work?
Aspen contains a chemical that is very similar to aspirin. This chemical, known as salicin, may help reduce swelling (inflammation).
Are there safety concerns?
There isn't enough information to know if aspen is safe. Skin reactions, such as rashes, can occur if aspen comes in contact with the skin.
Don't drink alcohol while taking aspen. Alcohol can also increase the risk and severity of bleeding in the stomach and intestines.
Do not use aspen if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- You are allergic to salicylates such as aspirin (Bayer).
- You have an ulcer.
- You have diabetes.
- You have gout.
- You have a blood disorder.
- You have kidney or liver disease.
Dosing considerations for Aspen.
The appropriate dose of aspen 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 aspen. 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.