Tamarix Dioica

Reviewed on 6/11/2021
Other Name(s):

Pino Salado, Saltcedar, Tamarin, Tamaris, Tamarisco, Tamarisk, Tamarix, Taray.


Tamarix dioica is an evergreen shrub that is native to Eurasia and Africa. It is used to make medicine.

People take Tamarix dioica for liver problems (hepatitis), fever, and kidney disorders.

How does it work?

There isn't enough information available to know how Tamarix dioica might work.


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Uses & Effectiveness

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Liver conditions.
  • Fever.
  • Kidney disorders.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of Tamarix dioica 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).

Side Effects

There isn't enough information available to know if Tamarix dioica is safe or what the possible side effects might be.


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Special Precautions & Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of Tamarix dioica during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.


The appropriate dose of Tamarix dioica 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 Tamarix dioica. 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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