Should not be used during pregnancy due
to historical use as an emmenagogue and for birth control.
ADVERSE SIDE EFFECTS using
Taxus brevifolia herbal preparations
Occasional adverse side effects
reported using Taxus brevifolia tea, tincture or capsules
have been nausea, diarrhea or mild dizziness. Decreasing
or discontinuing use for a few days usually corrects the
discomfort. Rapid detoxification can cause discomfort.
HOMEOPATHIC PROVING – Taxus
A double blind proving following
traditional “Hahnemannian” methods using Taxus brevifolia
was conducted in 2001 with students and alumnae of
the Pacific Academy of Homeopathy in San Francisco, CA, and
other homeopaths in various parts of the United States.
The mother tincture was Montana YewTip Tincture supplied by
Bighorn Botanicals, Inc., and the remedy was potentized by
Helios Pharmacy, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK and Hahnemann
Pharmacy, San Rafael, CA, USA.