KIWI Overview Information
Kiwi is a plant that produces fruit. The fruit is used as a food and as a medicine.
Medicinally, the fruit is used for treating asthma.
In foods, kiwi is used as a meat tenderizer and an ingredient in some sports drinks. It is often eaten as a fruit.
How does it work?
There is information that suggests the antioxidant effects of vitamin C or other compounds that are found in high concentrations in kiwi might benefit people with asthma.
- Improving lung function in people with asthma. Although study results are mixed, there is some evidence that eating vitamin C-rich citrus fruits, including kiwi, might improve lung function in people with asthma.
- Other conditions.
KIWI Side Effects & Safety
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Kiwi is safe for pregnant and breast-feeding women in food amounts.
Latex allergy: If you are allergic to latex, you may also be allergic to kiwi. If you have a latex allergy, avoid eating kiwi or products that contain it.
The appropriate dose of kiwi for use as treatment 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 kiwi. 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.