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What are risks of taking schisandra?

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Don't use schisandra if you're pregnant or breastfeeding. Also avoid using schisandra if you have:

There is some concern that schisandra could worsen these conditions. Talk with your doctor before you try any supplement, so you know about possible side effects.

  • Epilepsy
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Peptic ulcers
  • High brain pressure

From: Schisandra WebMD Medical Reference

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Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Schisandra."

Chan, S. March 2012; vol 63: pp 75-81. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition,

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "Hepatitis C: A Focus on Herbal Supplements."

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on May 30, 2019

SOURCES:

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Schisandra."

Chan, S. March 2012; vol 63: pp 75-81. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition,

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "Hepatitis C: A Focus on Herbal Supplements."

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on May 30, 2019

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