Overview

Labdanum is a sticky resin produced by the leaves and stems of a plant. The name is also used for various extracts made from the resin, leaves, stems, and flowers of the plant.

In cosmetics, labdanum absolute and oil are used as fragrance. In aromatherapy, labdanum oil is used to relieve stress and to relieve congestion. In foods and beverages, various preparations of labdanum (labdanum absolute, labdanum oleoresin, and labdanum oil) are used as flavoring agents.

People use labdanum for conditions such as bronchitis and other lung infections, diarrhea, water retention (edema), hernia, and many others, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

How does it work ?

Labdanum contains substances that might stop viruses from attacking human cells.

Uses & Effectiveness ?

We currently have no information for LABDANUM overview.

Side Effects

When taken by mouth: Labdanum is LIKELY SAFE in food amounts. There isn't enough reliable information to know if taking labdanum in medicinal amounts is safe or what the side effects might be.

When applied to the skin: Labdanum is POSSIBLY SAFE. It might cause an allergic skin reaction in some people.

Special Precautions and Warnings

When taken by mouth: Labdanum is LIKELY SAFE in food amounts. There isn't enough reliable information to know if taking labdanum in medicinal amounts is safe or what the side effects might be.

When applied to the skin: Labdanum is POSSIBLY SAFE. It might cause an allergic skin reaction in some people.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if labdanum is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Interactions ?

We currently have no information for LABDANUM overview.

Dosing

The appropriate dose of labdanum 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 labdanum. 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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