GUAYULE

OTHER NAME(S):

Mexican Rubber, Parthenium argentatum.

Overview

Overview Information

Guayule is a shrub. The latex is used as a rubber alternative.

How does it work?

There isn't enough information to know how guayule might work as a medicine.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Hypoallergenic rubber alternative.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of guayule for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

It isn’t known if guayule 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 guayule during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for GUAYULE Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of guayule 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 guayule. 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:

  • Cornish K, Lytle CD. Viral impermeability of hypoallergenic, low protein, guayule latex films. J Biomed Mater Res 1999;47(3):434-7. View abstract.
  • Foster MA, Coffelt TA. Guayule agronomics: establishment, irrigated production, and weed control. Industrial Crops Prod 2005;22:27-40.
  • Nakayama FS. Guayule future development. Industrial Crops Prod 2005;22:3-13.
  • Pan Z, Durst F, Werck-Reichhart D, et al. The major protein of guayule rubber particles is a cytochrome P450. Characterization based on cDNA cloning and spectroscopic analysis of the solubilized enzyme and its reaction products. J Biol Chem 1995;270(15):8487-94. View abstract.
  • Parra-Delgado H, Garcia-Pillado F, Sordo M, et al. Evaluation of the cytotoxicity, cytostaticity and genotoxicity of argentatins A and B from Parthenium argentatum (Gray). Life Sci 2005;77(22):2855-65. View abstract.
  • Siler DJ, Cornish K, Hamilton RG. Absence of cross-reactivity of IgE antibodies from subjects allergic to Hevea brasiliensis latex with a new source of natural rubber latex from guayule (Parthenium argentatum). J Allergy Clin Immunol 1996;98(5 Pt 1):895-902. View abstract.
  • Cornish K, Lytle CD. Viral impermeability of hypoallergenic, low protein, guayule latex films. J Biomed Mater Res 1999;47(3):434-7. View abstract.
  • Foster MA, Coffelt TA. Guayule agronomics: establishment, irrigated production, and weed control. Industrial Crops Prod 2005;22:27-40.
  • Nakayama FS. Guayule future development. Industrial Crops Prod 2005;22:3-13.
  • Pan Z, Durst F, Werck-Reichhart D, et al. The major protein of guayule rubber particles is a cytochrome P450. Characterization based on cDNA cloning and spectroscopic analysis of the solubilized enzyme and its reaction products. J Biol Chem 1995;270(15):8487-94. View abstract.
  • Parra-Delgado H, Garcia-Pillado F, Sordo M, et al. Evaluation of the cytotoxicity, cytostaticity and genotoxicity of argentatins A and B from Parthenium argentatum (Gray). Life Sci 2005;77(22):2855-65. View abstract.
  • Siler DJ, Cornish K, Hamilton RG. Absence of cross-reactivity of IgE antibodies from subjects allergic to Hevea brasiliensis latex with a new source of natural rubber latex from guayule (Parthenium argentatum). J Allergy Clin Immunol 1996;98(5 Pt 1):895-902. View abstract.

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