SWALLOWROOT

OTHER NAME(S):

Decalepis hamiltonii, Makali Beru, Nannari.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

Swallowroot is a plant. The root is used to make medicine.

People take swallowroot as a “blood purifier” and appetite stimulant.

How does it work?

Early research suggests swallowroot might act like an antioxidant and might also be able to fight bacteria.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Stimulating appetite.
  • “Purifying” the blood.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of swallowroot for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

There isn't enough information to know if swallowroot is safe or what the possible side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

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

Surgery: Since swallowroot might slow blood clotting, there is a concern that it might increase the chance of extra bleeding during and after surgery. Stop using swallowroot at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

Interactions

Interactions?

Moderate Interaction

Be cautious with this combination

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  • Medications that slow blood clotting (Anticoagulant / Antiplatelet drugs) interacts with SWALLOWROOT

    Swallowroot might slow blood clotting. Taking swallowroot along with medications that also slow clotting might increase the chances of bruising and bleeding.<br><nb>Some medications that slow blood clotting include aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix), diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam, others), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others), naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, others), dalteparin (Fragmin), enoxaparin (Lovenox), heparin, warfarin (Coumadin), and others.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of swallowroot 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 swallowroot. 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:

  • Harish R, Divakar S, Srivastava A, Shivanandappa T. Isolation of antioxidant compounds from the methanolic extract of roots of Decalepis hamiltonii (Wight and Arn.). J Agric Food Chem 2005;53:7709-14. View abstract.
  • Suneetha WJ, Krishnakantha TP. Effect of swallowroot extract on functions of platelets in vitro. J Thromb Thrombolysis 2005;19:133-4. View abstract.
  • Thangadurai D, Anitha S, Pullaiah T, et al. Essential oil constituents and in vitro antimicrobial activity of Decalepis hamiltonii roots against foodborne pathogens. J Agric Food Chem 2002;50:3147-9. View abstract.

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