- What other names is Croton Seeds known by?
- What is Croton Seeds?
- How does Croton Seeds work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Croton Seeds.
Despite serious safety concerns, people take croton seeds for emptying and cleansing the stomach and intestines. They also take croton seeds to treat gallbladder problems, colic, blocked intestines, and malaria.
Croton seeds are sometimes applied directly to the skin for muscle and joint pain (rheumatism), gout, nerve pain (neuralgia), and bronchitis.
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TAKEN BY MOUTH
- Gallbladder problems.
- Blocked intestines.
- Emptying and cleansing the stomach and intestines.
- Other conditions.
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Croton seeds can cause burning of the mouth, vomiting, dizziness, stupor, painful bowel movements, abortions in pregnant women, and collapse when taken by mouth. If croton seeds are put on the skin, they can cause itching, burning, and blistering.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Croton seeds are UNSAFE for anyone to use, but women who are pregnant should use extra care to avoid croton seeds because they can cause an abortion. Croton seeds are also UNSAFE to use if you are breast-feeding.
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011