Hellebore American Herb - Uses And Side Effects
American (green) hellebore comes from the dried roots of the perennial called Veratrum viride. Related species include V. album (white hellebore), V. californicum, V. officinale (Cevadilla), and V. japonicum.
Common doses of hellebore-american
Hellebore comes as fluid extract, tincture, and powder. Some experts recommend the following dose:
Uses of hellebore-american herb
Side effects of hellebore-american
Call your health care practitioner if you experience any of these possible side effects of hellebore:
American hellebore also can cause:
All parts of the plant are poisonous if eaten. However, most cases haven't been fatal because of the rapid vomiting that occurs and poor intestinal absorption of the plant's chemicals. Overdose symptoms include:
Combining herbs with certain drugs may alter their action or produce unwanted side effects. Tell your health care practitioner about any prescription or nonprescription drugs you're taking.
Important paints to remember
What the research shows
Although once used extensively to treat high blood pressure, American hellebore and its derivatives are no longer preferred for this purpose because of their dangerous effects. What's more, we now have safer and more tolerable high blood pressure drugs.
Other names for hellebore-american: -
Other names for American hellebore include false hellebore, green hellebore, Indian poke, itch-weed, and swamp hellebore.
A product containing hellebore is sold as Cryptenamine.
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