- What other names is Ivy Gourd known by?
- What is Ivy Gourd?
- How does Ivy Gourd work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Ivy Gourd.
People take ivy gourd for diabetes, gonorrhea, and constipation.
Some people apply ivy gourd leaves directly to the skin for wounds.
Ivy gourd fruit and leaves are used as a vegetable in India and other Asian countries.
Possibly Effective for...
- Diabetes. Taking ivy gourd by mouth seems to improve blood sugar control in people with diabetes.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Skin wounds, 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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