- What other names is Pink Root known by?
- What is Pink Root?
- How does Pink Root work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Pink Root.
People take pink root along with a laxative to get rid of intestinal worms. This remedy was commonly used in the US as late as 1955.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Removing intestinal worms.
- Other conditions.
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The DRIED root of pink root seems safe for most people when used short-term along with a strong laxative. The dried root can be unsafe, however, if it is not taken with a strong laxative. It's important to get pink root out of the body quickly because it might still contain some poisonous chemicals, even though it is dried.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's UNSAFE to use pink root, even the dried preparation, if you are pregnant. For pink root to be effective, it must be used along with a strong laxative. But strong laxatives can be harmful during pregnancy. For this reason, pink root should not be used in pregnancy.
It's also best to avoid pink root if you are breast-feeding. There isn't enough information to know whether or not it is safe.
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