Canada Balsam

How does Canada Balsam work?

There isn't enough information to know how Canada balsam might work.

Are there safety concerns?

Canada balsam is LIKELY SAFE when taken by mouth in amounts commonly found in food. Canada balsam needles and twigs are considered safe to be used to make food flavoring. However, there isn't enough information to know if it's safe when taken by mouth in amounts greater than those typically found in foods. Canada balsam is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people when applied to the skin. There aren't any known harmful side effects of Canada balsam, but it hasn't been well researched by scientists.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking Canada balsam if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Dosing considerations for Canada Balsam.

The appropriate dose of Canada balsam 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 Canada balsam. 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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