How does Deertongue work?

Deertongue contains coumarins, chemicals that may thin the blood and cause liver damage. It is not known how deertongue might work as a medicine.

Are there safety concerns?

Deertongue is UNSAFE for use. It's not even permitted in foods in the U.S. The concern is that deertongue can cause liver injury and bleeding.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's UNSAFE to use deertongue if you are pregnant, because it contains chemicals that can cause liver damage and bleeding. Avoid use.

Allergy to ragweed, daisies, and related plants: Deertongue may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to the Asteraceae/Compositae plant family. Members of this family include ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and many others. If you have allergies, be sure to check with your healthcare provider before taking deertongue.

Surgery: Deertongue might slow clotting. This raises the concern that it might cause extra bleeding during and after surgery. Stop using deertongue at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

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