- What other names is Cypress Spurge known by?
- What is Cypress Spurge?
- How does Cypress Spurge work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Cypress Spurge.
Despite serious safety concerns, people take cypress spurge for breathing disorders, diarrhea, and skin diseases.
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- Breathing disorders.
- Skin diseases.
- Other conditions.
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cancer. Both the fresh and dried products are unsafe.
When taken by mouth, cypress spurge can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, burning of the mouth, dilation of the pupils, dizziness, painful bowel movements, near unconsciousness, irregular heartbeat, and collapse. When put on the skin, cypress spurge can also cause rash, reddening, itching, burning, and blisters. Getting cypress spurge in the eye can cause swelling of the eye and eyelid, as well as damage to the cornea of the eye.
Special Precautions & Warnings:While cypress spurge is UNSAFE for anyone to use, some people are especially sensitive to its harmful effects. Be particularly careful not to use cypress spurge if you have one of the following conditions:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's UNSAFE to use cypress spurge if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. It has many harmful effects when taken by mouth and when applied to the skin.
Diarrhea: Cypress spurge could make diarrhea worse.
Swelling or irritation of the stomach or intestines: Cypress spurge could make these conditions worse.
Nausea, vomiting: Cypress spurge could make these conditions worse.
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011