MEZEREON

OTHER NAME(S):

Bois Gentil, Bois Joli, Bois-Joli, Camolea, Daphne, Daphné, Daphné Mézéréon, Daphne mezereum, Daphné Mezereum, Daphné Morillon, Dwarf Bay, Faux Garou, Jolibois, Laureola Hembra, Leño Gentil, Mezereo, Mezereum, Morillon, Spurge Flax, Spurge Laurel, Spurge Olive, Wild Pepper.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

Mezereon is a shrub. Historically, its bark was used to make medicine. But mezereon is seldom used medicinally these days due to serious safety concerns and because it is a protected plant species.

Mezereon is taken by mouth to relieve headache and toothache pain.

It is sometimes applied directly to joints to relieve pain and increase blood circulation.

How does it work?

Mezereon might stimulate the skin.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Headaches.
  • Toothaches.
  • Joint pain, when applied to the skin.
  • Increasing circulation, when applied to the skin.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of mezereon for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

Mezereon is UNSAFE when taken by mouth. It can cause many serious side effects including redness and swelling of the mouth, upset of the digestive tract, blood in the urine, hallucinations, increased heart rate, spasms, and death.

Mezereon might also be UNSAFE when applied directly to the skin. Skin contact with mezereon can cause red, painful swelling of the skin, blisters, and permanent skin damage (necrosis). Contact with the eyes can cause severe eye swelling and irritation.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It is UNSAFE to take mezereon by mouth or apply it to your skin if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Avoid use.

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for MEZEREON Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of mezereon 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 mezereon. 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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