CROTON SEEDS

CROTON SEEDS
Croton seeds are a rich source of vitamins, primarily vitamin E. This essential nutrient supports healthy skin, hair, and immune system function.
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Uses & Effectiveness

Overview

Croton is a plant. The seeds and oil extracted from the seeds are used to make medicine.

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.

Croton seeds are a rich source of vitamin E, with just 1 ounce of these seeds containing about 62% of the recommended daily intake. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect your cells from damage and supports a healthy immune system.

Side Effects

When taken by mouth: Croton seeds and oil are UNSAFE when taken by mouth. A few drops of croton seed oil can cause death. Croton seeds and oil can cause burning of the mouth, vomiting, dizziness, painful bowel movements, and collapse.

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.

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Special Precautionsand Warnings

When taken by mouth: Croton seeds and oil are UNSAFE when taken by mouth. A few drops of croton seed oil can cause death. Croton seeds and oil can cause burning of the mouth, vomiting, dizziness, painful bowel movements, and collapse.

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.

Dosing

The appropriate dose of croton seeds 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 croton seeds. 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.

Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice. It does not replace professional medical consultation, diagnosis, or treatment. Do not self-medicate based on the information presented on this site. Always consult with a doctor or other qualified healthcare professional before making any decisions about your health.

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