Purple Loosestrife

How does Purple Loosestrife work?

Purple loosestrife contains astringent chemicals called tannins and salicarin. Astringent chemicals might help reduce diarrhea and inflammation. Salicarin may also help fight "bugs," or bacteria, in the intestine.

Are there safety concerns?

It is not known if purple loosestrife is safe or what the side effects might be.

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

Dosing considerations for Purple Loosestrife.

The appropriate dose of purple loosestrife 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 purple loosestrife. 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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