- What other names is Alpinia known by?
- What is Alpinia?
- How does Alpinia work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Alpinia.
Alpinia is used to treat fever, muscle spasms, intestinal gas, and swelling (inflammation); to kill bacteria; and as a stimulant.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Bledding. Early research suggests that applying 4 mL of a specific product containing alpinia, licorice, thyme, stinging nettle, and common grape vine (Ankafer blood stopper) to the skin reduces bleeding during surgery but does not reduce time in surgery. Other early research suggests that applying the same product reduces bleeding after dental surgery.
- Intestinal gas.
- Swelling (inflammation).
- Other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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