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What other names is Strophanthus known by?

Estrofanto, Graines de Strophantus, Kombe, Kombe-Strophanthus Seeds, Roupellia grata, Strophanthi Grati Semen, Strophanthus caudatus, Strophanthus divaricatus, Strophanthus gratus, Strophanthus hispidus, Strophanthi Kombe Semen, Strophanthus kombe, Strophanthus sarmentosus, Strophanthus Seeds, Strophanthus wallichii, Strophantus, Yang Guo Nau.

What is Strophanthus?

Strophanthus is an herb. It has been used as an arrow poison in Africa. Strophanthus seeds are used to make medicine.

Despite serious safety concerns, people take strophanthus for "hardening of the arteries" (arteriosclerosis), heart problems, and high blood pressure.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • "Hardening of the arteries" (arteriosclerosis).
  • Heart problems.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of strophanthus for these uses.

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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