CASSIA AURICULATA Overview Information
Cassia auriculata is an evergreen shrub that grows in many parts of India and in other parts of Asia. The flower, leaves, stem, root, and unripe fruit are used for treatment, especially in Ayurvedic medicine.
People use Cassia auriculata for diabetes, eye infections (conjunctivitis), joint and muscle pain (rheumatism), constipation, jaundice, liver disease, and urinary tract disorders.
How does it work?
Cassia auriculata might increase the body's production of insulin.
CASSIA AURICULATA Side Effects & Safety
There isn't enough information available to know if Cassia auriculata is safe.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of Cassia auriculata during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Surgery: Cassia auriculata might affect blood sugar levels. There is some concern that it might make blood sugar control difficult during and after surgery. Stop taking Cassia auriculata at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Moderate Interaction Be cautious with this combination
- Carbamazepine (Tegretol) interacts with CASSIA AURICULATA
Cassia auriculata might increase how much carbamazepine (Tegretol) is in the body. Taking Cassia auriculata with carbamazepine (Tegretol) might increase the effects and side effects of carbamazepine (Tegretol).
- Medications for diabetes (Antidiabetes drugs) interacts with CASSIA AURICULATA
Cassia auriculata might decrease blood sugar. Diabetes medications are also used to lower blood sugar. Taking Cassia auriculata along with diabetes medications might cause your blood sugar to go too low. 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.
CASSIA AURICULATA Dosing
The appropriate dose of Cassia auriculata 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 Cassia auriculata. 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.