- What other names is Boxwood known by?
- What is Boxwood?
- How does Boxwood work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Boxwood.
Boxwood extract is used to treat HIV/AIDS and to boost immunity. Boxwood extract (SPV 30) is not usually found on store shelves. Most users get it through internet sources or AIDS buyers' clubs.
Boxwood is also used for arthritis and as a "blood-detoxifying agent."
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Treating HIV/AIDS. There is early evidence that 990 mg per day of a specific boxwood leaf extract (SPV 30) might delay disease progression in HIV-infected people. It seems to delay decreases in CD4 cell counts, increases in viral load, and/or progression to AIDS in HIV-infected people who have no AIDS symptoms. A higher dose of 1980 mg per day does not seem to be effective.
- Stimulating the immune system.
- Detoxifying the blood.
- 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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