May 24, 2016


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What other names is Contrayerva known by?

Contrayerba, Contrayerve, Contre-Poison, Dorstenia contrajerva Dorstenia contrayerva, Herbe-Chapeau.

What is Contrayerva?

Contrayerva is an herb. The root is used to make medicine.

Despite safety concerns, people take contrayerva to increase endurance (stamina) and to counteract poison released by snakebites.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Snakebites.
  • Increasing endurance (stamina).
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of contrayerva 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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