Ambetan, Civet-Cat Fruit, Civet Fruit, Common Durian, Doerian, Dulian, Duren, Durian Kampong, Durian Puteh, Durianbaum, Durião, Durio zibethinus, Durión, Du-Yin, Kadu, Liu Lian, Nirpanas, Rian, Sâu Riêng, Stinkfrucht, Stinkvrucht, Thourièn, Thu-Réén, Thurian, Zibetbaum.
Durian is the fruit of a certain tree. The term durian can also be used to refer to the tree itself. The fruit, bark, and leaves of the durian tree are used as medicine.
People take durian by mouth for fever, swelling, high blood pressure, jaundice, malaria, parasites, and to increase sexual desire.
Durian is applied to the skin to treat skin diseases and reduce swelling.
How does it work?
Durian might benefit the heart and blood circulation. It might lower levels of cholesterol. It might also lower levels of a blood protein that helps form clots.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- High blood pressure.
- Sexual desire.
- Skin wounds.
- 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).
Diabetes: There is concern that durian might make diabetes worse. Eating durian seems to increase blood sugar levels more than other fruits such as bananas or mangos.
AlcoholInteraction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.Talk with your health provider.
The body breaks down the alcohol to get rid of it. Durian might decrease how fast the body breaks down alcohol. Drinking alcohol and taking durian might cause adverse effects such as a pounding headache, vomiting, flushing, and other unpleasant reactions. Don't drink any alcohol if you are taking durian.
Medications for diabetes (Antidiabetes drugs)Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.Talk with your health provider.
Durian might increase blood sugar. Diabetes medications are used to lower blood sugar. Taking durian along with diabetes medications might interfere with the effects of diabetes medications. Monitor your blood sugar closely. The dose of your diabetes medication might need to be changed.
Some medications used for diabetes include glimepiride (Amaryl), glyburide (DiaBeta, Glynase PresTab, Micronase), insulin, pioglitazone (Actos), rosiglitazone (Avandia), chlorpropamide (Diabinese), glipizide (Glucotrol), tolbutamide (Orinase), and others.
Before taking durian, talk with your healthcare professional if you take these or any other medications.
The appropriate dose of durian 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 durian. 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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