Mountain flax
Mountain flax

Background

Mountain flax is a plant. The flowering parts are used to make medicine.

Mountain flax is used for constipation and to cause vomiting, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
When taken by mouth: Mountain flax is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when taken by mouth, especially with long-term use. It can cause some side effects such as vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach and intestinal swelling.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Mountain flax is UNSAFE to use during pregnancy because it can cause vomiting.

Effectiveness

NatMed Pro rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate.
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  • Causing vomiting.
  • Constipation.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of mountain flax for these uses.

Dosing & administration

The appropriate dose of mountain flax 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 mountain flax. 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.

Interactions with pharmaceuticals

It is not known if Mountain Flax interacts with any medicines. Before taking Mountain Flax, talk with your healthcare professional if you take any medications.

Interactions with herbs & supplements

There are no known interactions with herbs and supplements.

Interactions with foods

There are no known interactions with foods.

Action

Mountain flax might help stool move through the bowels.
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