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|AVOID IF PREGNANT! Large quantities can stimulate the uterus!|
Should be used only in small doses over a period of time, but never permanently and never given in large doses close together!
The seeds contain an oil which is used medically, but only with professional supervision.
Burdock can be harsh in action on the kidneys! The Japanese variety called 'Gobo', which is milder in action, is recommended for both culinary and medicinal use.
In the past, commercial supplies have been contaminated with deadly BELLADONA root!