May 29, 2016

Catuaba

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What other names is Catuaba known by?

Caramuru, Catuaba Casca, Chuchuhuasha, Erythroxylum catuaba, Golden Trumpet, Pau de Reposta, Piratancara, Tatuaba.

What is Catuaba?

Catuaba is an herb. People use the bark to make medicine.

Catuaba is used to heighten sexual arousal and treat male sexual performance problems. It is also used for agitation, trouble sleeping related to high blood pressure, nervousness, ongoing mental and physical fatigue (neurasthenia), poor memory or forgetfulness, skin cancer; and as a tonic.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Male sexual performance problems.
  • Anxiety.
  • Exhaustion.
  • Fatigue.
  • Sleeplessness.
  • Nervousness.
  • Poor memory or forgetfulness.
  • Skin cancer.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of catuaba 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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