Cnidium is most commonly used for increasing sexual performance and sex drive, erectile dysfunction (ED), and skin conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support any of its uses.
Cnidium is a common ingredient in Chinese lotions, creams, and ointments.
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- Increasing sexual performance and sex drive.
- Erectile dysfunction (ED).
- Inability to become pregnant within a year of trying to conceive (infertility).
- Muscle strength.
- Weak and brittle bones (osteoporosis).
- Increasing energy.
- Skin conditions including itchy skin, rashes, eczema (atopic dermatitis), and ringworm (Tinea corporis), when applied to the skin.
- Other conditions.
When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if cnidium is safe or what the side effects might be.
Special Precautions and Warnings
When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if cnidium is safe or what the side effects might be. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if cnidium is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Surgery: Cnidium might slow blood clotting. It might cause extra bleeding during and after surgery. Stop using cnidium at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Medications that slow blood clotting (Anticoagulant / Antiplatelet drugs) interacts with CNIDIUM
Cnidium might slow blood clotting. Taking cnidium along with medications that slow clotting might increase the chances of bruising and bleeding.
Some medications that slow blood clotting include aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix), dalteparin (Fragmin), enoxaparin (Lovenox), heparin, ticlopidine (Ticlid), warfarin (Coumadin), and others.
Sedative medications (CNS depressants) interacts with CNIDIUM
Cnidium might cause sleepiness and drowsiness. Medications that cause sleepiness are called sedatives. Taking cnidium along with sedative medications might cause too much sleepiness.
Some sedative medications include clonazepam (Klonopin), lorazepam (Ativan), phenobarbital (Donnatal), zolpidem (Ambien), and others.
Be cautious with this combination
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