- What other names is Calotropis known by?
- What is Calotropis?
- How does Calotropis work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Calotropis.
Despite serious safety concerns, calotropis is used for digestive disorders including diarrhea, constipation and stomach ulcers; for painful conditions including toothache, cramps, and joint pain; and for parasitic infections including elephantiasis and worms. Some people use calotropis for syphilis, boils, inflammation (swelling), epilepsy, hysteria, fever, muscular spasm, warts, leprosy, gout, snakebites, and cancer.
In inhalation therapy, smoke from the bark is inhaled for coughs, asthma, and to cause sweating.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Digestive disorders.
- Swelling (inflammation).
- Joint pain.
- Cough, when inhaled.
- Asthma, when inhaled.
- 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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