Overview

Laburnum is a small tree that grows in areas of Europe. The seed is used to make medicine.

People take laburnum to cause vomiting and for constipation, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses. Laburnum is also unsafe when taken by mouth. All parts of the plant are poisonous.

Be careful not to confuse laburnum and labdanum. They are different plants.

How does it work ?

Laburnum affects how parts of the nervous system work.

Uses & Effectiveness ?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Causing vomiting.
  • Constipation.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of laburnum for these uses.

Side Effects

When taken by mouth: Laburnum is UNSAFE. All parts, including the seeds and berries, are poisonous. Eating as few as 15-20 seeds or 3-4 unripe berries can kill an adult. If you accidentally take laburnum, get medical attention right away.

Symptoms of laburnum poisoning include nausea; dizziness; salivation; mouth, throat, and stomach pain; sweating; headache; vomiting; diarrhea; spasms; paralysis; decreased breathing; coma; and death.

Special Precautions and Warnings

When taken by mouth: Laburnum is UNSAFE. All parts, including the seeds and berries, are poisonous. Eating as few as 15-20 seeds or 3-4 unripe berries can kill an adult. If you accidentally take laburnum, get medical attention right away.

Symptoms of laburnum poisoning include nausea; dizziness; salivation; mouth, throat, and stomach pain; sweating; headache; vomiting; diarrhea; spasms; paralysis; decreased breathing; coma; and death. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Laburnum is UNSAFE and can cause death. Don't take it.

Interactions ?

We currently have no information for LABURNUM overview.

Dosing

The appropriate dose of laburnum 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 laburnum. 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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