Bayberry Side Effects, Interactions and Warnings

Bayberry Side Effects, Interactions and Warnings

  • Bayberry pollen extract is allergenic, and the Southern bayberry tree fulfills Thommen’s criteria defining aeroallergen-producing plants.
    – J Allergy Clin Immunol 1992 Sep;90(3 Pt 1):312-8 — Nasal and bronchial provocation challenges with bayberry (Myrica cerifera) pollen extract. — Jacinto CM, Nelson RP, Bucholtz GA, Fernandez-Caldas E, Trudeau WL, Lockey RF

  • May cause allergic reaction similar to hay fever.
    – Hay fever from Southern Wax-Myrtle (Myrica cerifera): a case report. — Prince HE, et al. — Ann Allergy. 1977 Apr;38(4):252-4.

  • Not recommended if you are pregnant or nursing.

  • May cause gastrointestinal distress. Use caution if you have a digestive disorder.

last update: March 2014

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