What is mezereon used for?

Mezereon is a shrub. Historically, its bark was used to make medicine. But mezereon is seldom used medicinally these days due to serious safety concerns and because it is a protected plant species.

Mezereon is taken by mouth to relieve headache and toothache pain.

It is sometimes applied directly to joints to relieve pain and increase blood circulation.

How does it work?

There are not enough studies about how mezereon works. Please discuss with your herbalist or doctor for more information. However, it is known that mezereon might stimulate the skin.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using mezereon?

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 mezereon or other medications or other herbs.
  • 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 an herb are less strict than the regulations for a drug. More studies are needed to determine its safety. The benefits of taking this herb must outweigh the risks before use. Consult with your herbalist or doctor for more information.

How safe is mezereon?

Mezereon is unsafe when taken by mouth.

Mezereon might also be unsafe when applied directly to the skin.

Special precautions & warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It is unsafe to take mezereon by mouth or apply it to your skin if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Avoid use.

Side effects

What kind of side effects may I have from mezereon?

Mezereon can cause many serious side effects including redness and swelling of the mouth, upset of the digestive tract, blood in the urine, hallucinations, increased heart rate, spasms, and death.

Skin contact with mezereon can cause red, painful swelling of the skin, blisters, and permanent skin damage (necrosis). Contact with the eyes can cause severe eye swelling and irritation.

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about side effects, please consult your herbalist or doctor.


What interactions may I have with mezereon?

Mezereon may interact with your current medications or medical conditions. Consult with your herbalist or doctor before using.


The information provided is not a substitute for medical advice. ALWAYS consult your herbalist or doctor before using this medication.

What is the usual dose for mezereon?

The dose for mezereon may be different for every patient. The dose that you take depends on your age, health, and several other conditions. Herbs are not always safe. Please discuss with your herbalist or doctor for your appropriate dosage.

What form does mezereon come in?

Mezereon may be available in the following forms:

  • Fresh mezereon

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: September 25, 2017 | Last Modified: September 28, 2017

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