Atractylodes contains chemicals that might help with digestion and reduce pain and swelling. It also contains chemicals that might prevent cancer cells from growing.
People use atractylodes for stomach pain, common cold, lung cancer, obesity, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Uses & Effectiveness
We currently have no information for ATRACTYLODES overview.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Pregnancy: Atractylodes is possibly unsafe when taken by mouth during pregnancy. In animals, it has caused death or harm in unborn babies. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if atractylodes is safe to use when breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Allergy to ragweed and related plants: Atractylodes may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to the Asteraceae/Compositae family. Members of this family include ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and many others.
Bleeding disorders: Atractylodes might slow blood clotting. Taking atractylodes might increase the risk of bruising and bleeding in people with bleeding disorders.
Surgery: Atractylodes might slow blood clotting. This might cause extra bleeding during and after surgery. Stop using atractylodes at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Hexobarbital interacts with ATRACTYLODES
Atractylodes might increase the effects of hexobarbital. Taking atractylodes along with hexobarbital might cause too much sleepiness.
Medications for estrogen sensitive cancers (Aromatase inhibitors) interacts with ATRACTYLODES
Some types of cancer are affected by hormones in the body. Estrogen-sensitive cancers are cancers that are affected by estrogen levels in the body. Medications for estrogen sensitive cancers help decrease estrogen in the body. Atractylodes might also decrease estrogen in the body. Taking atractylodes along with medications for estrogen-sensitive cancers might decrease estrogen in the body too much.
Medications that slow blood clotting (Anticoagulant / Antiplatelet drugs) interacts with ATRACTYLODES
Atractylodes might slow blood clotting. Taking atractylodes along with medications that also slow blood clotting might increase the risk of bruising and bleeding.
Be cautious with this combination
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