MOUNTAIN FLAX

OTHER NAME(S):

Dwarf Flax, Fairy Flax, Lin Cathartique, Lin des Montagnes, Lin Purgatif, Linum catharticum, Mill Mountain, Purging Flax.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

Mountain flax is a plant. The flowering parts are used to make medicine.

People take mountain flax to cause vomiting and to empty the bowels.

How does it work?

Mountain flax might help stool move through the bowels.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Causing vomiting.
  • Emptying the bowels.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of mountain flax for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

Mountain flax might be UNSAFE for some people, especially with long-term use. It can cause some side effects such as vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach and intestinal swelling.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Mountain flax is UNSAFE to use during pregnancy because it can cause vomiting.

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for MOUNTAIN FLAX Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of mountain flax 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 mountain flax. 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:

  • Gruenwald J, Brendler T, Jaenicke C. PDR for Herbal Medicines. 1st ed. Montvale, NJ: Medical Economics Company, Inc., 1998.

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CONDITIONS OF USE AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This information is meant to supplement, not replace advice from your doctor or healthcare provider and is not meant to cover all possible uses, precautions, interactions or adverse effects. This information may not fit your specific health circumstances. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified health care provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor or health care professional before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your health care plan or treatment and to determine what course of therapy is right for you.

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