Overview

Phellodendron is a plant. The bark is used to make medicine.

Phellodendron is used for osteoarthritis, stress, obesity, acne, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

Be careful not to confuse phellodendron with the houseplant called philodendron. The names are similar but the plants are unrelated.

How does it work ?

Some chemicals in phellodendron might reduce redness and swelling (inflammation). One chemical, berberine, might be able to lower blood sugar and "bad" LDL cholesterol as well as protect the liver against toxic materials. Berberine might also be active against tumors. But berberine can also be harmful.

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