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    JAPANESE PERSIMMON

    Other Names:

    Caqui, Chinese Persimmon, Chinese Plum, Coing de Chine, Diospyros chinensis, Diospyros kaki, Diospyroskaki, Dried Persimmon, Figuier Caque, Fuyu, Hachiya, Hachiya Persimmon, Hanagosho, Jiro, Kaki, Kaki du Japon, Kaki Persimmon, Korean Persimmon,...
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    JAPANESE PERSIMMON Overview
    JAPANESE PERSIMMON Uses
    JAPANESE PERSIMMON Side Effects
    JAPANESE PERSIMMON Interactions
    JAPANESE PERSIMMON Dosing
    JAPANESE PERSIMMON Overview Information

    Japanese persimmon is a plant. People eat the fruit, or use the fruit and leaf for medicine.

    Japanese persimmon is used for high blood pressure, fluid retention, constipation, hiccough, and stroke. It is also used for improving blood flow and reducing body temperature.

    How does it work?

    Japanese persimmon contains chemicals that might lower blood pressure and body temperature, as well as have other effects on the body.

    JAPANESE PERSIMMON Uses & Effectiveness What is this?

    Insufficient Evidence for:

    More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of Japanese persimmon for these uses.


    JAPANESE PERSIMMON Side Effects & Safety

    There isn't enough information available to know if Japanese persimmon is safe for medicinal use. The fruit, eaten as food, can cause allergic reactions.

    Special Precautions & Warnings:

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

    Low blood pressure: Japanese persimmon might lower blood pressure. There is some concern that it might make low blood pressure worse or interfere with treatment intended to raise low blood pressure.

    Surgery: Japanese persimmon might lower blood pressure. Some surgeons worry that Japanese persimmon might interfere with blood pressure control during and after surgery. Stop using Japanese persimmon at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

    JAPANESE PERSIMMON Interactions What is this?

    Moderate Interaction Be cautious with this combination

    • Medications for high blood pressure (Antihypertensive drugs) interacts with JAPANESE PERSIMMON

      Japanese persimmon seems to decrease blood pressure. Taking Japanese persimmon along with medications for high blood pressure might cause your blood pressure to go too low.
      Some medications for high blood pressure include captopril (Capoten), enalapril (Vasotec), losartan (Cozaar), valsartan (Diovan), diltiazem (Cardizem), amlodipine (Norvasc), hydrochlorothiazide (HydroDiuril), furosemide (Lasix), and many others.


    JAPANESE PERSIMMON Dosing

    The appropriate dose of Japanese persimmon 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 Japanese persimmon. 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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