Contrayerba, Contrayerve, Contre-Poison, Dorstenia contrajerva Dorstenia contrayerva, Herbe-Chapeau.
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.
How does it work?
Contrayerva might work by acting as a stimulant and by causing sweating.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Increasing endurance (stamina).
- 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).
The appropriate dose of contrayerva 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 contrayerva. 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.
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