How does Luffa work?

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

Are there safety concerns?

Luffa is safe for most people when applied directly to the skin as a sponge.

There isn't enough information to know if luffa might be safe when taken by mouth as medicine. The potential side effects of luffa are unknown.

Do not take luffa by mouth if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Dosing considerations for Luffa.

The appropriate dose of luffa 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 luffa. 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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