JAPANESE PERSIMMON

OTHER NAME(S):

Caqui, Chinese Persimmon, Chinese Plum, Coing de Chine, Diospyros chinensis, Diospyros kaki, Diospyroskaki, Dried Persimmon, Figuier Caque, Fuyu, Hachiya, Hachiya Persimmon, Hanagosho, Jiro, Kaki, Kaki du Japon, Kaki Persimmon, Korean Persimmon, Oriental Persimmon, Persimmon, Persimmon Fruit, Persimmon Japonais, Persimmon Juice, Persimmon Punch, Plaqueminier, Plaqueminier de Chine, Plaqueminier du Japon, Plaqueminier Kaki, Sharon Fruit.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

Japanese persimmon is a plant. People eat the fruit, or use the fruit and leaf for medicine.

Japanese persimmon is used for high blood pressure, fluid retention, constipation, hiccough, and stroke. It is also used for improving blood flow and reducing body temperature.

How does it work?

Japanese persimmon contains chemicals that might lower blood pressure and body temperature, as well as have other effects on the body.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of Japanese persimmon for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

There isn't enough information available to know if Japanese persimmon is safe for medicinal use. The fruit, eaten as food, can cause allergic reactions.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of Japanese persimmon during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Low blood pressure: Japanese persimmon might lower blood pressure. There is some concern that it might make low blood pressure worse or interfere with treatment intended to raise low blood pressure.

Surgery: Japanese persimmon might lower blood pressure. Some surgeons worry that Japanese persimmon might interfere with blood pressure control during and after surgery. Stop using Japanese persimmon at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

Interactions

Interactions?

Moderate Interaction

Be cautious with this combination

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  • Medications for high blood pressure (Antihypertensive drugs) interacts with JAPANESE PERSIMMON

    Japanese persimmon seems to decrease blood pressure. Taking Japanese persimmon along with medications for high blood pressure might cause your blood pressure to go too low.<br><nb>Some medications for high blood pressure include captopril (Capoten), enalapril (Vasotec), losartan (Cozaar), valsartan (Diovan), diltiazem (Cardizem), amlodipine (Norvasc), hydrochlorothiazide (HydroDiuril), furosemide (Lasix), and many others.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of Japanese persimmon 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 Japanese persimmon. 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.

View References

REFERENCES:

  • Anliker MD, Reindl J, Vieths S, Wuthrich B. Allergy caused by ingestion of persimmon (Diospyros kaki): detection of specific IgE and cross-reactivity to profilin and carbohydrate determinants. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2001;107:718-23. View abstract.
  • Duan J, Wang X, Dong Q, et al. Structural features of a pectic arabinogalactan with immunological activity from the leaves of Diospyros kaki. Carbohydr Res 2003;338:1291-7.. View abstract.
  • Han J, Kang S, Choue R, et al. Free radical scavenging effect of Diospyros kaki, Laminaria japonica and Undaria pinnatifida. Fitoterapia 2002;73:710-2.. View abstract.
  • Hibino G, Nadamoto T, Fujisawa F, Fushiki T. Regulation of the peripheral body temperature by foods: a temperature decrease induced by the Japanese persimmon (kaki, Diospyros kaki). Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 2003;67:23-8. . View abstract.
  • Kawase M, Motohashi N, Satoh K, et al. Biological activity of persimmon (Diospyros kaki) peel extracts. Phytother Res 2003;17:495-500. . View abstract.
  • Martinez JC, Armentia A, Bartolome B, et al. Anaphylaxis after ingestion of Sharon fruit. Allergol Immunoplathol (Madr) 2001;29:69-71. View abstract.
  • Matsumoto M, Kotani M, Fujita A, et al. Oral administration of persimmon leaf extract ameliorates skin symptoms and transepidermal water loss in atopic dermatitis model mice, NC/Nga. Br J Dermatol 2002;146:221-7. . View abstract.
  • Yin MH, Kang DG, Choi DH, et al. Screening of vasorelaxant activity of some medicinal plants used in Oriental medicines. J Ethnopharmacol 2005;99:113-7.. View abstract.

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