Hemlock Bark (PINUS BARK) Overview Information
Pinus is a plant. The bark is used as medicine.
People take eastern hemlock for digestive disorders, diarrhea, a disease caused by vitamin C-deficiency (scurvy), and diseases of the mouth and throat.
How does it work?
Eastern hemlock contains tannins. Astringent chemicals, such as tannins, can cause the mouth, throat, and digestive tract linings to shrink and form a protective surface coating.
- Digestive disorders.
- Diseases of the mouth and throat.
- Severe lack of vitamin C (scurvy).
- Other conditions.
Hemlock Bark (PINUS BARK) Side Effects & Safety
It is not known if eastern hemlock is safe or what the possible side effects might be.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking eastern hemlock if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Moderate Interaction Be cautious with this combination
- Lithium interacts with EASTERN HEMLOCK
Pinus bark might have an effect like a water pill or "diuretic." Taking pinus bark might decrease how well the body gets rid of lithium. This could increase how much lithium is in the body and result in serious side effects. Talk with your healthcare provider before using this product if you are taking lithium. Your lithium dose might need to be changed.
- Medications taken by mouth (Oral drugs) interacts with EASTERN HEMLOCK
Pinus bark contains a large amount of chemicals called tannins. Tannins absorb substances in the stomach and intestines. Taking pinus bark along with medications taken by mouth can decrease how much medicine your body absorbs, and decrease the effectiveness of your medicine. To prevent this interaction, take pinus bark at least one hour after medications you take by mouth.
Hemlock Bark (PINUS BARK) Dosing
The appropriate dose of eastern hemlock depends on several factors such as the user’s age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for eastern hemlock. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.