Orally, ambrette is used for stomach and intestinal disorders such as constipation, nausea, vomiting, upset stomach (dyspepsia), stomachcramps, loss of appetite, and stomach cancer.
It is also used orally for snakebites, headaches, depression, muscle spasms, arthritis, urinary incontinence, anxiety, sexual problems, gonorrhea, fluid retention, heart failure, and lung problems.
In foods, ambrette is an ingredient in vermouths, bitters, and other products.
In manufacturing, ambrette is used in perfumes, colognes, soaps, detergents, creams, and lotions. It has a musky fragrance.
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Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- Fluid retention.
- Heart failure.
- Loss of appetite.
- Lung problems.
- Muscle spasms.
- Sexual problems.
- Stomach cancer.
- Stomach cramps.
- Upset stomach (dyspepsia).
- Urinary incontinence.
- Other conditions.
Special Precautions and Warnings
It is POSSIBLY UNSAFE for nursing mothers to take ambrette by mouth or apply it to the skin. Ambrette seems to stay in mother's milk, but the importance of this is unknown.
Diabetes: Myricetin, a chemical in ambrette, can affect blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. Watch for signs of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and monitor your blood sugar carefully, if you have diabetes and use ambrette in amounts larger than the amounts normally found in food.
Surgery: Myricetin, a chemical in ambrette, might affect blood sugar and might interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgery. Stop taking ambrette at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Medications for diabetes (Antidiabetes drugs) interacts with AMBRETTE
Myricetin, a chemical in ambrette, might lower blood sugar. Diabetes medications are also used to lower blood sugar. Taking ambrette 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, metformin (Glucophage), pioglitazone (Actos), rosiglitazone (Avandia), chlorpropamide (Diabinese), glipizide (Glucotrol), tolbutamide (Orinase), and others.
Be cautious with this combination
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