Despite serious safety concerns, yew is used for promoting menstruation and causing abortion, treating certain parasite infections, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support any of these uses.
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Uses & Effectiveness
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When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if yew is safe or what the side effects might be.
Special Precautions and Warnings
When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if yew is safe or what the side effects might be. It is LIKELY UNSAFE for anyone to take yew, but some people have extra reasons not to use it:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It is UNSAFE for women who are pregnant or breast-feeding to take yew. Yew needles might cause an abortion. Also, taking the needles can poison the mother.
Children: It is UNSAFE for children to eat the berries or needles of yew. Swallowing one berry can be fatal in a child. Eating the berries or needles can also cause the heart to beat dangerously slow or fast.
We currently have no information for YEW overview.
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