May 27, 2016

Butea Superba

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What other names is Butea Superba known by?

Butea Gum Tree, Buteae, Flamme de la Forêt, Kwao Krua Dang, Kwao Krua Rouge, Red Kwao Krua, Red Kwao Krua Daeng.

What is Butea Superba?

Butea superba is a vine that grows in India, China, Vietnam, and Thailand. The roots are used as medicine.

People take Butea superba for sexual performance problems (erectile dysfunction, ED) and lack of interest in sexual activity. They also take it for diarrhea, painful or difficult urination, and fever.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Erectile dysfunction (ED).
  • Lack of interest in sexual activity.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Painful or difficult urination.
  • Fever.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of Butea superba for these uses.

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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