White Hellebore

How does White Hellebore work?

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

Are there safety concerns?

White hellebore is UNSAFE to take by mouth or apply to the skin. All parts of the plant are poisonous. When taken by mouth, white hellebore can cause irritation and burning of the gut, vomiting, slow heart rate, low blood pressure, breathing problems, blindness, paralysis, convulsions, and death. When applied to the skin, it can cause skin irritation, and the poisonous chemicals it contains can be absorbed through the skin.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Though it's UNSAFE for anyone to use white hellebore, pregnant women have extra concerns. In addition to being poisonous, white hellebore might also cause birth defects. Avoid using white hellebore if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Dosing considerations for White Hellebore.

The appropriate dose of white hellebore 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 white hellebore. 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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