TONKA BEAN

TONKA BEAN
Tonka bean is not a vitamin, but rather a bean known for its characteristic vanilla-like flavor. It is often used in desserts and cocktails for its aromatic and sweet profile.
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Uses & Effectiveness

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Overview

Tonka beans are the seeds of the tonka bean tree (Dipteryx odorata). Despite safety concerns, the fruit and seed have been used as medicine.

Tonka bean contains chemicals that might reduce swelling and water retention.

People use tonka bean for many conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses. Tonka bean is also unsafe.

The interesting fact about the Tonka Bean is that it contains coumarin, a natural compound that has been used traditionally to treat headaches, inflammation, and even as a natural blood thinner. However, it is important to note that consuming excessive amounts of coumarin can have toxic effects on the liver, so moderation is key when incorporating Tonka Bean into recipes.

Side Effects

When taken by mouth: Tonka bean is likely unsafe. The US FDA considers any food containing tonka bean or tonka bean extract to be impure. It can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, sleeplessness, and liver damage.

When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if tonka bean is safe or what the side effects might be.

Interactions

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Special Precautionsand Warnings

When taken by mouth: Tonka bean is likely unsafe. The US FDA considers any food containing tonka bean or tonka bean extract to be impure. It can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, sleeplessness, and liver damage.

When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if tonka bean is safe or what the side effects might be.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Tonka bean is likely unsafe when taken by mouth while pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Liver disease: A chemical in tonka bean called coumarin can cause liver damage. This could make existing liver disease worse.

Dosing

There isn't enough reliable information to know what an appropriate dose of tonka bean might be. Tonka bean might also be unsafe. Consult a healthcare professional before using.

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