- What other names is Oleander known by?
- What is Oleander?
- How does Oleander work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Oleander.
Despite the danger, oleander seeds and leaves are used to make medicine. Oleander is used for heart conditions, asthma, epilepsy, cancer, painful menstrual periods, leprosy, malaria, ringworm, indigestion, and venereal disease; and to cause abortions.
A fixed combination of oleander leaf powdered extract, pheasant's eye fluid extract, lily-of-the-valley fluid extract, and squill powdered extract has been used for treating mild heart failure.
Oleander is sometimes applied to the skin to treat skin problems and warts.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Heart problems.
- Menstrual pain.
- As a poison.
- Skin problems, when applied to the skin.
- Warts, when applied to the skin.
- 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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