EASTERN HEMLOCK

OTHER NAME(S):

Canada Pitch, Canadian Hemlock, Corteza de Pino, Eastern Hemlock, Hemlock Bark, Hemlock Gum, Hemlock Spruce, Hemlocktanne, Pruche du Canada, Pruche de l'Est, Tsuga, Tsuga du Canada, Tsuga canadensis, Tuya del Canadá.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

Pinus is a plant. The bark is used as medicine.

People take eastern hemlock for digestive disorders, diarrhea, a disease caused by vitamin C-deficiency (scurvy), and diseases of the mouth and throat.

How does it work?

Eastern hemlock contains tannins. Astringent chemicals, such as tannins, can cause the mouth, throat, and digestive tract linings to shrink and form a protective surface coating.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of eastern hemlock for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

It is not known if eastern hemlock is safe or what the possible side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking eastern hemlock if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Interactions

Interactions?

Moderate Interaction

Be cautious with this combination

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  • Lithium interacts with EASTERN HEMLOCK

    Pinus bark might have an effect like a water pill or "diuretic." Taking pinus bark might decrease how well the body gets rid of lithium. This could increase how much lithium is in the body and result in serious side effects. Talk with your healthcare provider before using this product if you are taking lithium. Your lithium dose might need to be changed.

  • Medications taken by mouth (Oral drugs) interacts with EASTERN HEMLOCK

    Pinus bark contains a large amount of chemicals called tannins. Tannins absorb substances in the stomach and intestines. Taking pinus bark along with medications taken by mouth can decrease how much medicine your body absorbs, and decrease the effectiveness of your medicine. To prevent this interaction, take pinus bark at least one hour after medications you take by mouth.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of eastern hemlock 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 eastern hemlock. 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:

  • Broeckling, C. D. and Salom, S. M. Volatile emissions of eastern hemlock, Tsuga canadensis, and the influence of hemlock woolly adelgid. Phytochemistry 2003;62(2):175-180. View abstract.
  • Feucht, W., Treutter, D., and Polster, J. Flavanol binding of nuclei from tree species. Plant Cell Rep. 2004;22(6):430-436. View abstract.
  • Mitchell, J. C. Patch test results - screening set and plants. Contact Dermatitis Newsletter 1970;8:177.

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