AMERICAN PAWPAW Overview Information
American pawpaw is a plant. The bark, leaf, and seed are used to make medicine.
In homeopathy, American pawpaw is used for treating fever, vomiting, and pain and swelling (inflammation) of the mouth and throat. Homeopathy is an alternative treatment method that uses extreme dilutions of medicines.
How does it work?
American pawpaw has chemicals that might have activity against certain lung and breast cancers.
- Head lice. Early research suggests that applying a shampoo that contains American pawpaw, thymol, and tea tree oil to the head up to three times over 16 days can eliminate lice in adults and children.
- Swelling of the mouth and throat.
- Other conditions.
AMERICAN PAWPAW Side Effects & Safety
American pawpaw is POSSIBLY SAFE when used as a shampoo by adults and children, short-term. A shampoo containing American pawpaw, thymol, and tea tree oil has been applied to the head up to three times over 16 days. It can cause some side effects such as nausea, rash, and itching.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of using American pawpaw if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
AMERICAN PAWPAW Dosing
The appropriate dose of American pawpaw 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 American pawpaw. 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.