February 6, 2016


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What other names is Serrapeptase known by?

Butterfly Enzyme, Enzyme de Ver de Soie, Extrait de Ver de Soie, SER, Serratia peptidase, Serrapeptidase, Serratiopeptidase, Silk Worm Enzyme, Silkworm Extract.

What is Serrapeptase?

Serrapeptase is a chemical from the silkworm. It is used as a medicine.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Swelling after surgery.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Back pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, carpel tunnel syndrome, sinusitis, laryngitis, pharyngitis, diabetes, leg ulcers, migraine headache, tension headache, asthma, empyema, thrombophlebitis, fibromyalgia, fibrocystic breast disease, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, breast engorgement, heart disease, ear infections, and 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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