Polypody (Herb/Suppl)

Brand and Other Names:female fern, Polypodium vulgare, more...rock brake, sweet fern, wood licorice
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Suggested Dosing

Follow Mfr's protocol

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Suggested Uses

Liver ailments, pleurity, worms, laxative, appetite stumulant

Bronchitis, pleurisy, dry irritable coughs

Used in European herbal medicine for Tx of hepatitis, indigestion, loss apetite

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Adverse Effects

(Rare) Dermatitis

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Warnings

Contraindications

N/A

Cautions

N/A

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Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy Category: avoid

Lactation: N/A

Pregnancy Categories

A: Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

B: May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

C: Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

D: Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

X: Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

NA: Information not available.

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Pharmacology

Metabolism: N/A

Excretion: N/A

Mechanism of Action

Saponin might help to suppress cough

Resin and polydin might have laxative effect

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