- What other names is Castoreum known by?
- What is Castoreum?
- How does Castoreum work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Castoreum.
People take castoreum for anxiety, restless sleep, and as a calming agent.
Women take it to start their menstrual periods or treat painful periods.
In foods and beverages, castoreum extract is used as a flavoring agent.
In manufacturing, castoreum tincture is used as a fragrance or fixative in cosmetics and soaps.
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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of castoreum during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011