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PINUS BARK

Other Names:

Canada Pitch, Canadian Hemlock, Corteza de Pino, Eastern Hemlock, Hemlock Bark, Hemlock Gum, Hemlock Spruce, Hemlocktanne, Pruche du Canada, Pruche de l'Est, Tsuga, Tsuga du Canada, Tsuga canadensis, Tuya del Canadá.

PINUS BARK Overview
PINUS BARK Uses
PINUS BARK Side Effects
PINUS BARK Interactions
PINUS BARK Dosing
PINUS BARK Overview Information

Pinus is a plant. The bark is used as medicine.

People take pinus bark for digestive disorders, diarrhea, a disease caused by vitamin C-deficiency (scurvy), and diseases of the mouth and throat.

How does it work?

Pinus bark contains tannins. Astringent chemicals, such as tannins, can cause the mouth, throat, and digestive tract linings to shrink and form a protective surface coating.

PINUS BARK Uses & Effectiveness What is this?

Insufficient Evidence for:

  • Digestive disorders.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Diseases of the mouth and throat.
  • Severe lack of vitamin C (scurvy).
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of pinus bark for these uses.


PINUS BARK Side Effects & Safety

It is not known if pinus bark is safe or what the possible side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of pinus bark during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

PINUS BARK Interactions What is this?

Moderate Interaction Be cautious with this combination

  • Lithium interacts with PINUS BARK

    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 PINUS BARK

    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.


PINUS BARK Dosing

The appropriate dose of pinus bark 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 pinus bark. 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.

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