Despite serious safety concerns, people take croton seeds for constipation and other uses. Croton seeds are sometimes applied directly to the skin for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), gout, and other conditions.
Uses & Effectiveness
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When applied to the skin: Croton seeds and oil are UNSAFE when applied to the skin. If croton seed oil is put on the skin, it can cause itching, burning, and blistering.
Special Precautions and Warnings
When applied to the skin: Croton seeds and oil are UNSAFE when applied to the skin. If croton seed oil is put on the skin, it can cause itching, burning, and blistering. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Croton seeds are UNSAFE for anyone to use, but women who are pregnant should use extra care to avoid croton seeds because they can cause an abortion. Croton seeds are also UNSAFE to use if you are breast-feeding.
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