People use Job's tears for conditions such as hay fever, high cholesterol, cancer, infections of the airways, and many others, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
How does it work ?
However, some research has been done in people. It suggests that fiber contained in Job's tears might decrease how much fat and cholesterol the body absorbs.
Uses & Effectiveness
We currently have no information for JOB'S TEARS overview.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Pregnancy: It might be UNSAFE to take Job's tears if you are pregnant. Research in animals suggests that it can poison a developing embryo. It can also cause the uterus to contract, and this might harm the pregnancy.
Breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if Job's tears is safe to use when breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Surgery: Job's tears might lower blood sugar levels. There is some concern that it might interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgery. Stop using Job's tears at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Medications for diabetes (Antidiabetes drugs) interacts with JOB'S TEARS
Job's tears might decrease blood sugar levels. Diabetes medications are also used to lower blood sugar. Taking Job's tears 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.
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.
Chlorzoxazone (Parafon Forte, Paraflex) interacts with JOB'S TEARS
Job's tears might increase levels of chlorzoxazone. Taking Job's tears along with chlorzoxazone might increase the effects and side effects of chlorzoxazone.
Dextromethorphan (Robitussin DM, others) interacts with JOB'S TEARS
Job's tears might increase levels of dextromethorphan. Taking Job's tears along with dextromethorphan might increase the effects and side effects of dextromethorphan.
Diltiazem (Cardizem, others) interacts with JOB'S TEARS
Job's tears might increase levels of diltiazem. Taking Job's tears along with diltiazem might increase the effects and side effects of diltiazem.
Theophylline interacts with JOB'S TEARS
Job's tears might increase levels of theophylline. Taking Job's tears along with theophylline might increase the effects and side effects of theophylline.
Be cautious with this combination
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