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|!ALL PARTS - ESPECIALLY THE BERRIES - HARMFUL IF EATEN!|
The berries cause diarrhea and vomiting!
The berries and the sap are skin irritants!
As with any laxative, long term use or abuse can cause
disturbances in the electrolyte ballance, albuminaria, hematuria;
potassium deficiency can lead to disorders of the heart, muscular
weakness, and is more pronounced if taking medications
like heart glycosides, diuretics, or corticosteroids.