How does Boxwood work?

Boxwood might stop viruses from reproducing, but there isn't enough scientific evidence to support this theory.

Are there safety concerns?

Boxwood extract (SPV 30) appears to be safe for most people when taken up to 16 months. It sometimes causes diarrhea or stomach cramps.

Do not use whole boxwood leaf. It has serious side effects that the leaf extract doesn't seem to have. Whole boxwood leaf can cause poisoning, including life threatening side effects such as seizures, paralysis, and death.

Do not take boxwood if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Dosing considerations for Boxwood.

The appropriate dose of boxwood 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 boxwood. 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.

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