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DEERTONGUE

Other Names:

Carolina Vanilla, Carphephorus, Carphephorus odoratissimus, Deer's Tongue, Feuille de Vanille, Hound's Tongue, Langue de Cerf, Trilisa odoratissima, Vanilla Leaf, Vanilla Plant, Vanilla Trilisa, Wild Vanilla.

DEERTONGUE Overview
DEERTONGUE Uses
DEERTONGUE Side Effects
DEERTONGUE Interactions
DEERTONGUE Dosing
DEERTONGUE Overview Information

Deertongue is a plant. People use the dried leaf to make medicine.

Despite serious safety concerns, people take deertongue for malaria.

In manufacturing, deertongue extracts are used to flavor tobacco, as a fragrance in cosmetics and soaps, and as a fixative in some products.

How does it work?

Deertongue contains coumarins, chemicals that may thin the blood and cause liver damage. It is not known how deertongue might work as a medicine.

DEERTONGUE Uses & Effectiveness What is this?

Insufficient Evidence for:

  • Malaria.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of deertongue for these uses.


DEERTONGUE Side Effects & Safety

Deertongue is UNSAFE for use. It’s not even permitted in foods in the U.S. The concern is that deertongue can cause liver injury and bleeding.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It’s UNSAFE to use deertongue if you are pregnant, because it contains chemicals that can cause liver damage and bleeding. Avoid use.

Allergy to ragweed, daisies, and related plants: Deertongue may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to the Asteraceae/Compositae plant family. Members of this family include ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and many others. If you have allergies, be sure to check with your healthcare provider before taking deertongue.

Surgery: Deertongue might slow clotting. This raises the concern that it might cause extra bleeding during and after surgery. Stop using deertongue at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

DEERTONGUE Interactions What is this?

Moderate Interaction Be cautious with this combination

  • Medications that slow blood clotting (Anticoagulant / Antiplatelet drugs) interacts with DEERTONGUE

    Deertongue might slow blood clotting. Taking deertongue along with medications that also slow clotting might increase the chances of bruising and bleeding.
    Some medications that slow blood clotting include aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix), diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam, others), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others), naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, others), dalteparin (Fragmin), enoxaparin (Lovenox), heparin, warfarin (Coumadin), and others.


DEERTONGUE Dosing

The appropriate dose of deertongue 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 deertongue. 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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