CHINESE MALLOW

OTHER NAME(S):

Cluster Malva, Malva, Malva verticillata, Mauve Chinoise, Mauve Crépue, Mauve Frisée.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

Chinese mallow is an herb. The seed is used to make medicine.

People use Chinese mallow as a laxative to relieve constipation and as a diuretic to relieve water retention by increasing urine production. Chinese mallow is also used for kidney disorders and to start the flow of breast milk.

How does it work?

Chinese mallow might lower blood sugar and affect immune system function, according to developing research.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Treating kidney disorders.
  • Treating constipation.
  • Increasing urine production.
  • Starting the flow of breast milk.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of Chinese mallow for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

There isn't enough information available to know if Chinese mallow is safe.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

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

Diabetes: Chinese mallow might lower blood sugar. Taking Chinese mallow extract along with diabetesmedications used to lower blood sugar might cause your blood sugar to go too low. Monitor your blood sugar closely. The dose of your diabetes medication might need to be changed.

Surgery: Chinese mallow might affect blood sugar levels. There is some concern that it might make blood sugar control difficult during and after surgery. Stop taking Chinese mallow at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

Interactions

Interactions?

Moderate Interaction

Be cautious with this combination

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  • Medications for diabetes (Antidiabetes drugs) interacts with CHINESE MALLOW

    Chinese mallow extract might decrease blood sugar. Diabetes medications are also used to lower blood sugar. Taking Chinese mallow extract along with diabetes medications might cause your blood sugar to go too low. Monitor your blood sugar closely. The dose of your diabetes medication might need to be changed.<br><nb>Some medications used for diabetes include glimepiride (Amaryl), glyburide (DiaBeta, Glynase PresTab, Micronase), insulin, pioglitazone (Actos), rosiglitazone (Avandia), chlorpropamide (Diabinese), glipizide (Glucotrol), tolbutamide (Orinase), and others.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of Chinese mallow 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 Chinese mallow. 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:

  • Gonda R, Tomoda M, Kanari M, et al. Constituents of the seed of Malva verticillata. VI. Characterization and immunological activities of a novel acidic polysaccharide. Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo) 1990;38:2771-4. View abstract.
  • Gonda R, Tomoda M, Shimizu N, Kanari M. Characterization of an acidic polysaccharide from the seeds of Malva verticillata stimulating the phagocytic activity of cells of the RES. Planta Med 1990;56:73-6. View abstract.
  • Shimizu N, Asahara H, Tomoda M, et al. Constituents of seed of Malva verticillata. VII. Structural features and reticuloendothelial system-potentiating activity of MVS-I, the major neutral polysaccharide. Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo) 1991;39:2630-2. View abstract.
  • Shimizu N, Tomoda M. Constituents of the seed of Malva verticillata. I. Structural features of the major neutral polysaccharide. Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo) 1987;35:4981-4. View abstract.
  • Tomoda M, Asahara H, Gonda R, Takada K. Constituents of the seed of Malva verticillata. VIII. Smith degradation of MVS-VI, the major acidic polysaccharide, and anti-complementary activity of products. Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo) 1992;40:2219-21. View abstract.
  • Tomoda M, Shimizu N, Gonda R, et al. Anti-complementary and hypoglycemic activities of the glycans from the seeds of Malva verticillata. Planta Med 1990;56:168-70. View abstract.

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