Myrcia is used for diabetes, diarrhea, hemorrhage, high blood pressure, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support its use.
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- Diabetes. Early research shows that drinking an herbal tea containing Myrcia uniflora does not improve blood sugar or insulin levels in people with or without diabetes.
- Bloody diarrhea.
- Inflamed intestines.
- High blood pressure.
- Mouth ulcers.
- Other conditions.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism): Myrcia might decrease the production of thyroid hormone. This might worsen symptoms in people who already have low thyroid hormone levels.
Levothyroxine (Synthroid, others) interacts with MYRCIA
Myrcia might reduce how much thyroid hormone the body produces. Levothyroxine is used to increase thyroid hormone levels in people whose levels are too low. In theory, taking Myrcia with levothyroxine might reduce how well levothyroxine works.
Be cautious with this combination
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