Hazelnut

18/Description

About

Hazelnut is the nut from the hazel tree. People use it as medicine.

Hazelnut oil is used to lower cholesterol and as an antioxidant.

People commonly eat hazelnuts as food.

How it works

Hazelnut contains oil, protein, and fiber. There isn't enough information to know how hazelnut might work for medicinal uses.

Effectiveness

Not Proven
High cholesterol
Use as an antioxidant
Other conditions

Concerns

Hazelnut seems to be safe for most people in food amounts. But some people are allergic to hazelnuts and have had serious allergic reactions including life-threatening breathing problems (anaphylaxis). Hazelnuts have also been associated with one reported outbreak of botulism from contaminated yogurt.

18/Warnings

Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Hazelnut is safe in amounts found in food, but there's not enough information to know if it's safe in the larger amounts that are used as medicine.Dosing considerations for Hazelnut.

Allergies: People who are allergic to peanuts, mugwort pollen, Brazil nut, birch pollen, and macadamia nut might also be allergic to hazelnut.

Interactions

No information available.

The information provided on this page is for reference purposes and is not meant to be used as a medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult with a medical professional.