POINSETTIA

POINSETTIA
Vitamin C: Also known as ascorbic acid, it is a powerful antioxidant that helps boost the immune system, protect cells from damage, and support collagen production for healthy skin. It can be found in citrus fruits, berries, and leafy greens.
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Uses & Effectiveness

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Overview

Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) is a plant with red bracts (leaves) native to the US, Mexico, and Guatemala. It's often used as a Christmas decoration.

The whole poinsettia plant and its sap (latex) have been used to make medicine. Chemicals in the dried sap might have pain relieving effects.

People use poinsettia for fever, pain, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses. Poinsettia might also be unsafe.

Vitamin E, found abundantly in poinsettias, is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect against cell damage caused by free radicals, potentially reducing the risk of heart disease and promoting healthy skin.

Side Effects

When taken by mouth: There isn't enough reliable information to know if poinsettia is safe. Side effects might include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

When applied to the skin: Poinsettia is possibly unsafe. It can cause serious skin reactions, including irritation and burns.

Interactions

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Special Precautionsand Warnings

When taken by mouth: There isn't enough reliable information to know if poinsettia is safe. Side effects might include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

When applied to the skin: Poinsettia is possibly unsafe. It can cause serious skin reactions, including irritation and burns.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Poinsettia is possibly unsafe when taken by mouth or applied to the skin while pregnant or breast-feeding. Avoid use.

Dosing

There isn't enough reliable information to know what an appropriate dose of poinsettia might be. 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 a healthcare professional before using.

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