Manna contains a chemical called mannitol that can act as a laxative to help move the stool through the intestine.
People use manna for constipation and other purposes, but there isn't any good scientific research to support its use.
Uses & Effectiveness
We currently have no information for MANNA overview.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if manna is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Intestinal disorders, including intestinal blockage, appendicitis, Crohn disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), or ulcerative colitis: Don't take manna if you have any of these conditions.
Digoxin (Lanoxin) interacts with MANNA
Manna is a laxative. Stimulant laxatives can decrease potassium levels in the body. Low potassium levels can increase the risk of side effects from digoxin.
Warfarin (Coumadin) interacts with MANNA
Manna can work as a laxative. In some people manna can cause diarrhea. Diarrhea can increase the effects of warfarin and increase the risk of bleeding. If you take warfarin do not to take excessive amounts of manna.
Water pills (Diuretic drugs) interacts with MANNA
Manna is a laxative. Some laxatives can cause diarrhea and decrease potassium levels. "Water pills" can also decrease potassium levels. Taking manna along with "water pills" might make potassium levels drop too low.
Stimulant laxatives interacts with MANNA
Manna is a laxative. Stimulant laxatives can cause diarrhea and decrease potassium levels. Taking manna with other stimulant laxatives might cause more diarrhea and very low potassium levels.
Be cautious with this combination
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