- What other names is Oak Moss known by?
- What is Oak Moss?
- How does Oak Moss work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Oak Moss.
People take oak moss for intestinal problems.
In manufacturing, oak moss is used as a fragrance in perfumes.
Oak moss is sometimes called tree moss, but so are other products. Avoid confusion by looking for the scientific name, Evernia prunastri.
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- Intestinal problems.
- Other conditions.
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vomiting, dizziness, tremors, kidney damage, and convulsions.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's UNSAFE to take oak moss if you are pregnant. It contains a chemical called thujone that might cause the uterus to contract, and this could cause a miscarriage.
Allergy to lichens and mosses: If you are allergic to lichens and mosses, you might also be allergic to oak moss. It's best to avoid oak moss if you have one of these allergies.
A blood disorder called porphyria: Oak moss might make this condition worse. Don't use oak moss if you have porphyria.
Kidney problems: Oak moss might make this condition worse. Don't use oak moss if you have kidney problems.
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