Gardenia contains a chemical that might reduce insulin resistance and help prevent high blood sugar. Other chemicals in gardenia might reduce swelling and protect the liver.
People use gardenia for diabetes, high blood pressure, insomnia, anxiety, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Don't confuse gardenia with jasmine. These are not the same.
Uses & Effectiveness
We currently have no information for GARDENIA overview.
Special Precautions and Warnings
When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if gardenia is safe. It might cause an allergic skin reaction in some people. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if gardenia is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Stimulant laxatives interacts with GARDENIA
Gardenia is a type of laxative called a stimulant laxative. Stimulant laxatives can cause diarrhea and decrease potassium levels. Taking gardenia with other stimulant laxatives might cause more diarrhea and very low potassium levels.
Be cautious with this combination
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