- What other names is Dwarf Elder known by?
- What is Dwarf Elder?
- How does Dwarf Elder work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Dwarf Elder.
Despite serious safety concerns, people take dwarf elder to treat arthritis, for weight loss, and to increase urine production as a method for relieving water retention.
Don't confuse dwarf elder (Sambucus ebulus) with elderberry and American elder, which are also members of the Sambucus genus.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Water retention.
- Other conditions.
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vomiting, bloody diarrhea, dizziness, and headache. It can also cause breathing problems, unconsciousness, and death.
It isn't known whether small amounts of dwarf elder can be used safely.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's UNSAFE for anyone to use large amounts of dwarf elder, and the safety of smaller amounts is unknown. Stay on the safe side and avoid using dwarf elder if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011