CASTOREUM

OTHER NAME(S):

Canadian Beaver, Castérium, Castor canadensis, Castor Canadien, Castor Européen, Castor Sibérien, Castor fiber, Castóreo, Castoréum, European Beaver, Rognon de Castor, Siberian Beaver.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

Castoreum is a substance collected from the glands of Canadian, European, and Siberian beavers.

People take castoreum for anxiety, restless sleep, and as a calming agent.

Women take it to start their menstrual periods or treat painful periods.

In foods and beverages, castoreum extract is used as a flavoring agent.

In manufacturing, castoreum tincture is used as a fragrance or fixative in cosmetics and soaps.

How does it work?

Castoreum seems to have calming and soothing effects.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Menstrual problems.
  • Anxiety.
  • Sleeping disorders.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of castoreum for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

Castoreum is safe in usual food amounts and seems to be safe for most people when applied directly to the skin. There isn’t enough information to know whether it is safe to take castoreum by mouth in medicinal amounts.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of castoreum during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for CASTOREUM Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of castoreum for use as treatment 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 castoreum. 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.

View References

REFERENCES:

  • Electronic Code of Federal Regulations. Title 21. Part 182 -- Substances Generally Recognized As Safe. Available at: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?CFRPart=182

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