Despite serious safety concerns, Canadian hemp is used for arthritis, asthma, cough, warts, and many other conditions. There is no good scientific evidence to support its use for any purpose.
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if Canadian hemp is safe or what the side effects might be.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Digoxin (Lanoxin) interacts with CANADIAN HEMP
Digoxin (Lanoxin) helps the heart beat more strongly. Canadian hemp also seems to affect the heart. Taking Canadian hemp along with digoxin can increase the effects of digoxin and increase the risk of side effects. Do not take Canadian hemp if you are taking digoxin (Lanoxin) without talking to your healthcare professional.
Water pills (Diuretic drugs) interacts with CANADIAN HEMP
Canadian hemp might affect the heart. "Water pills" can decrease potassium in the body. Low potassium levels can also affect the heart and increase the risk of side effects from Canadian hemp.
Some "water pills" that can deplete potassium include chlorothiazide (Diuril), chlorthalidone (Thalitone), furosemide (Lasix), hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ, HydroDiuril, Microzide), and others.
Be cautious with this combination
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