ANGOSTURA Overview Information
Angostura is a plant. The bark is used to make medicine.
People take angostura for treating fever, diarrhea, and spasms; and for preventing the return of malaria. Large doses of angostura are used to empty the bowels and cause vomiting.
In foods, angostura is used in alcoholic beverages. However, “angostura bitters” which is sometimes used in mixing alcoholic beverages, no longer contains angostura. It is now made from gentian and other bitters.
How does it work?
Angostura has chemicals that help reduce spasms.
- Causing vomiting.
- Emptying the bowels.
- Preventing return of malaria.
- Other conditions.
ANGOSTURA Side Effects & Safety
Angostura extract is safe for most adults when used in amounts commonly found in foods or drinks. There isn't enough information to know if angostura is safe in medicinal amounts, which are typically larger than the amounts found in foods or drinks. Large doses of angostura might cause nausea and vomiting.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of angostura during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
The appropriate dose of angostura 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 angostura. 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.