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Posted April 3, 2015
Health Canada Suspends Sales of Male Fern Products
In Canada, the two products can be identified by the following:
- Paranil (Natures Formulae Health Products Ltd.), NPN: 80036362, Directions for Use: 537 milligrams per day taken for 7 days
- W.-W (Herbes Pures J.B. Ltée), NPN: 80036362, Directions for Use: 2 grams per day taken once
Health Canada stated that that although male fern has traditionally been used to expel intestinal tapeworms at doses between 1 and 15.5 grams, taking this amount may cause adverse effects including liver damage, blindness and death.
Although these products do not appear to be available for sale in the U.S., there are other products containing male fern available in the U.S. through online retailers.
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To read Health Canada's statement, use the link below.