May 31, 2016

Goa Powder

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What other names is Goa Powder known by?

Andira araroba, Araoba, Bahia Powder, Brazil Powder, Chrysarobine, Chrysatobine, Crude Chrysarobin, Polvo Goa, Poudre d'Araroba, Poudre de Goa, Ringworm Powder, Vataireopsis araroba.

What is Goa Powder?

Goa powder is the dried, powdered rubbery sap (latex) from a Brazilian tree called Andira araroba. People use it as medicine.

Despite safety concerns, goa powder is applied directly to the skin to treat psoriasis and fungal infections.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Psoriasis, when applied to the skin.
  • Fungal infections, when applied to the skin.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of goa powder 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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