- What other names is Cnidium known by?
- What is Cnidium?
- How does Cnidium work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Cnidium.
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Cnidium is a plant that is native to China. It has also been found in the US in Oregon. The fruit, seed, and other plant parts are used as medicine.
Cnidium has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for thousands of years, often for skin conditions. It's not surprising that cnidium is a common ingredient in Chinese lotions, creams, and ointments.
People take cnidium by mouth for increasing sexual performance and sex drive, and for treating erectile dysfunction (ED). Cnidium is also used for difficulty having children (infertility), bodybuilding, cancer, weak bones (osteoporosis), and fungal and bacterial infections. Some people also take it to increase energy.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Increasing sexual performance and sex drive.
- Erectile dysfunction (ED).
- Difficulty having children (infertility).
- Weakened bones (osteoporosis).
- Increasing energy.
- Skin conditions including itchy skin, rashes, eczema, and ringworm, when applied to the skin.
- Other conditions.
Chemicals in cnidium might decrease itching.
There is not enough information about cnidium to know if it is safe.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of cnidium during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
The appropriate dose of cnidium depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for cnidium. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
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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