How does Holly work?

There isn't enough information available to know how holly works.

Are there safety concerns?

Holly berries are poisonous and UNSAFE for use. Accidental ingestion of the berries may be deadly, in both children and adults.

There isn't enough information available to know if holly leaves are safe for use. The leaves can cause side effects such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and stomach and intestinal problems. Ingestion of holly leaf spines may tear or puncture skin or mucous membranes.

Do not use holly if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You are dehydrated.
  • You have a fluid (electrolyte) imbalance.

Dosing considerations for Holly.

The appropriate dose of holly 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 holly. 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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