What is labdanum used for?
Labdanum is used for bronchitis, diarrhea, water retention (edema), hernia, tumors, leprosy, and hardening of the spleen. It is also used for loosening chest congestion, emptying the bowels, and as a stimulant.
Some people apply labdanum to the skin as a drying agent and to stop bleeding from minor cuts. In foods and beverages, various preparations of labdanum (labdanum absolute, labdanum oleoresin, and labdanum oil) are used as flavoring agents. In cosmetics, labdanum absolute and oil are used as fragrance. In addition, people use labdanum to kill pests and insects.
How does it work?
There are not enough studies about how labdanum works. However, there are some studies that show labdanum contains substances that might kill bacteria and fungus.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using labdanum?
Consult with your doctor or pharmacist or herbalist, if:
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
- You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription.
- You have allergy with any substances of labdanum or other medications or other herbals.
- You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
- You have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.
The regulations for labdanum are less strict than the regulations for a drug. More studies are needed to determine its safety. The benefits of taking labdanum must outweigh the risks before use. Consult with your herbalist or doctor for more information.
How safe is labdanum?
Labdanum may be safe when taken by mouth in food amounts or when used on the skin. It is not known if taking labdanum by mouth in medicinal amounts is safe or what the possible side effects might be.
Special precautions & warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of labdanum during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
What kind of side effects may I have from labdanum?
If you have any concerns about side effects, please consult your herbalist or doctor.
What interactions may I have with labdanum?
This herbal supplement may interact with your current medications or medical conditions. Consult with your herbalist or doctor before using.
What is the usual dose for labdanum?
The dose for this herbal supplement may be different for every patient. The dose that you take depends on your age, health, and several other conditions. Herbal supplements are not always safe. Please discuss with your herbalist or doctor for your appropriate dosage.
What form does labdanum come in?
Labdanum may be available in the following dosage forms: labdanum oil.
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Review Date: June 17, 2017 | Last Modified: June 17, 2017
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