- What other names is White Hellebore known by?
- What is White Hellebore?
- How does White Hellebore work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for White Hellebore.
Despite serious safety concerns, the bulb and root are used to make medicine. People take white hellebore for cholera, gout, and high blood pressure.
White hellebore is sometimes applied directly to the affected area for herpes outbreaks.
In manufacturing, white hellebore is used as an insecticide against flies and mosquitoes.
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vomiting, slow heart rate, low blood pressure, breathing problems, blindness, paralysis, convulsions, and death. When applied to the skin, it can cause skin irritation, and the poisonous chemicals it contains can be absorbed through the skin.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Though it's UNSAFE for anyone to use white hellebore, pregnant women have extra concerns. In addition to being poisonous, white hellebore might also cause birth defects. Avoid using white hellebore if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011