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What are risks of taking cordyceps?

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Don't take cordyceps if you have cancer, diabetes, or a bleeding disorder. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding and children should avoid cordyceps. We don’t know if cordyceps is safe for them. Cordyceps is generally safe, but it may cause upset stomach, nausea, and dry mouth in some people. Tell your doctor about any supplements you’re taking, even if they’re natural. That way, your doctor can check on any potential side effects or interactions with medications.

From: Cordyceps WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Fundukian LJ ed, , third edition, 2009. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center web site: About Herbs: "Cordyceps."

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database web site: "Cordyceps."

NYU Langone Medical Center: "Cordyceps."

Cochrane Database Syst Rev:  " Cordyceps sinensis (a traditional Chinese medicine) for treating chronic kidney disease."

J Diet Suppl: "Cordyceps militaris Improves Tolerance to High-Intensity Exercise After Acute and Chronic Supplementation."

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on June 13, 2017

SOURCES:

Fundukian LJ ed, , third edition, 2009. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center web site: About Herbs: "Cordyceps."

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database web site: "Cordyceps."

NYU Langone Medical Center: "Cordyceps."

Cochrane Database Syst Rev:  " Cordyceps sinensis (a traditional Chinese medicine) for treating chronic kidney disease."

J Diet Suppl: "Cordyceps militaris Improves Tolerance to High-Intensity Exercise After Acute and Chronic Supplementation."

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on June 13, 2017

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