Polypodium leucotomos contains chemicals that might have antioxidant effects. The antioxidants in Polypodium leucotomos might prevent damage caused by excessive sun exposure.
People use Polypodium leucotomos for sunburn, eczema, dark skin patches on the face, cancer, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Uses & Effectiveness
We currently have no information for POLYPODIUM LEUCOTOMOS overview.
Special Precautions and Warnings
When applied to the skin: Polypodium leucotomos extract is possibly safe when used short-term.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if Polypodium leucotomos is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Children: Polypodium leucotomos extract is possibly safe when taken by mouth at varying doses by age for up to 6 months.
Medications changed by the liver (Cytochrome P450 3A4 (CYP3A4) substrates) interacts with POLYPODIUM LEUCOTOMOS
Some medications are changed and broken down by the liver. Polypodium leucotomos might change how quickly the liver breaks down these medications. This could change the effects and side effects of these medications.
Be watchful with this combination
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