- What other names is Job's Tears known by?
- What is Job's Tears?
- How does Job's Tears work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Job's Tears.
People take Job's tears for hay fever, high cholesterol, cancer, warts, arthritis, obesity, and respiratory tract infections. It is also used to treat a disease called toxoplasmosis that is caused by a parasite.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- High cholesterol. Developing research suggests that consuming Job's tears in place of rice for 4 weeks can significantly lower total and "bad" low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in people with high cholesterol. This effect may be due to the fiber in Job's tears.
- Toxoplasmosis, a parasitic infection.
- Respiratory tract infections.
- Other conditions.
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