Purple Loosestrife

How does Purple Loosestrife work?

Purple loosestrife contains astringent chemicals called tannins and salicarin. They have a drying effect. Astringent chemicals might help reduce diarrhea and inflammation. Salicarin may also help fight bacteria in the intestine.

Are there safety concerns?

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

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of purple loosestrife during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

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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