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Burdock Side Effects and Warnings

Side Effects and Warnings

#Safety Issues

As a food commonly eaten in Japan (it is often found in sukiyaki), burdock root is believed to be safe. However, in 1978, the Journal of the American Medical Associationcaused a brief scare by publishing a report of burdock poisoning. Subsequent investigation showed that the herbal product involved was actually contaminated with the poisonous chemical atropine from an unknown source. ^[1] Safety in young children, pregnant or nursing women, or those with severe liver or kidney disease is not established.

#Interactions You Should Know About

If you are taking insulinor oral medications to reduce blood sugar ,it is possible that burdock will increase its effect. ^[4]