- What other names is Tung Seed known by?
- What is Tung Seed?
- How does Tung Seed work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Tung Seed.
Despite these serious safety concerns, people use the oil and the kernels of tung seed to make medicine.
People take tung seed for asthma and bowel problems such as diarrhea and constipation.
Tung seed is sometimes applied to the scalp to encourage hair growth.
In manufacturing, the oil of tung seed is used in soaps, rubber substitutes, linoleum, and insulation. The seed cake of tung seed is used as a fertilizer. The seed is also the source of the oil that is widely used as a wood preservative and varnish.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
stomach pain, violent vomiting, breathing problems, and possibly death.
There isn't enough information to know if tung seed is safe when applied directly to the skin.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's UNSAFE for anyone to take tung seed by mouth. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, it could harm you as well as your baby.
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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