PHEASANT'S EYE Overview Information
Pheasant's eye is an herb. The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.
Even though pheasant's eye is considered a very poisonous plant, some people use it for heart conditions including mild heart failure, irregular heartbeat, and “nervous heart” complaints. Pheasant’s eye is also used for cramps, fever, and menstrual disorders.
How does it work?
Pheasant's eye can slow and strengthen the heartbeat, causing it to pump blood more efficiently.
- Mild heart failure.
- Irregular heart rhythm.
- Menstrual disorders.
- Other conditions.
PHEASANT'S EYE Side Effects & Safety
Pheasant's eye is UNSAFE, unless a commercially prepared extract is used under direct medical supervision. No one should self-medicate with pheasant’s eye. It is highly poisonous. It can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, and irregular heart rhythm.
Special Precautions & Warnings:It is UNSAFE for anyone to use pheasant’s eye without direct medical supervision, but people with the following conditions are especially likely to experience dangerous side effects.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It’s UNSAFE to use pheasant’s eye. Avoid use.
High bloodcalcium levels: It’s UNSAFE to use pheasant’s eye if you have this condition. Avoid use.
Low blood potassium levels: It’s UNSAFE to use pheasant’s eye if you have this condition. Avoid use.
Major Interaction Do not take this combination
- Digoxin (Lanoxin) interacts with PHEASANT'S EYE
Digoxin (Lanoxin) helps the heart beat more strongly. Pheasant's eye also seems to affect the heart. Taking pheasant's eye along with digoxin can increase the effects of digoxin and increase the risk of side effects. Do not take pheasant's eye if you are taking digoxin (Lanoxin) without talking to your healthcare professional.
Moderate Interaction Be cautious with this combination
- Calcium supplements interacts with PHEASANT'S EYE
Pheasant's eye can stimulate the heartbeat. Calcium might also affect the heart. Taking pheasant's eye along with calcium might cause the heart to be too stimulated. Do not take pheasant's eye along with calcium supplements.
- Medications for inflammation (Corticosteroids) interacts with PHEASANT'S EYE
Pheasant's eye might affect the heart. Some medications for inflammation can decrease potassium in the body. Low potassium levels can also affect the heart and increase the risk of side effects from pheasant's eye.
Some medications for inflammation include dexamethasone (Decadron), hydrocortisone (Cortef), methylprednisolone (Medrol), prednisone (Deltasone), and others.
- Quinidine interacts with PHEASANT'S EYE
Pheasant's eye can affect the heart. Quinidine can also affect the heart. Taking quinidine along with pheasant's eye might cause serious heart problems.
- Stimulant laxatives interacts with PHEASANT'S EYE
Pheasant's eye can affect the heart. The heart uses potassium. Laxatives called stimulant laxatives can decrease potassium levels in the body. Low potassium levels can increase the chance of side effects from taking pheasant's eye.
Some stimulant laxatives include bisacodyl (Correctol, Dulcolax), cascara, castor oil (Purge), senna (Senokot), and others.
- Water pills (Diuretic drugs) interacts with PHEASANT'S EYE
Pheasant's eye might affect the heart. "Water pills" can decrease potassium in the body. Low potassium levels can also affect the heart and increase the risk of side effects from pheasant's eye.
Some "water pills" that can deplete potassium include chlorothiazide (Diuril), chlorthalidone (Thalitone), furosemide (Lasix), hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ, HydroDiuril, Microzide), and others.
PHEASANT'S EYE Dosing
The appropriate dose of pheasant's eye 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 pheasant's eye. 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.