Overview

Manchurian thorn is a tree. The bark and roots are used to make medicine.

People take Manchurian thorn by mouth as an adaptogen and for obesity, headache, depression, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support its use.

How does it work ?

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

Uses & Effectiveness ?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Obesity.
  • Tiredness.
  • Weakness.
  • Headache.
  • Depression.
  • Stress.
  • To improve the immune system.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of Manchurian thorn for these uses.

Side Effects

When taken by mouth: There isn't enough reliable information to know if Manchurian thorn is safe or what the side effects might be.

Special Precautions and Warnings

When taken by mouth: There isn't enough reliable information to know if Manchurian thorn is safe or what the side effects might be. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if Manchurian thorn is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Diabetes: Manchurian thorn might lower blood sugar levels. Watch for signs of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and monitor your blood sugar carefully if you have diabetes and use Manchurian thorn.

Liver disease: Manchurian thorn might make liver disease worse.

Interactions ?

    Moderate Interaction

    Be cautious with this combination

  • Medications for diabetes (Antidiabetes drugs) interacts with MANCHURIAN THORN

    Manchurian thorn might lower blood sugar. Diabetes medications are also used to lower blood sugar. Taking Manchurian thorn 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.

  • Medications that can harm the liver (Hepatotoxic drugs) interacts with MANCHURIAN THORN

    Manchurian thorn might harm the liver. Taking Manchurian thorn along with medication that might also harm the liver can increase the risk of liver damage. Do not take Manchurian thorn if you are taking a medication that can harm the liver. Some medications that can harm the liver include acetaminophen (Tylenol and others), amiodarone (Cordarone), carbamazepine (Tegretol), isoniazid (INH), methotrexate (Rheumatrex), methyldopa (Aldomet), fluconazole (Diflucan), itraconazole (Sporanox), erythromycin (Erythrocin, Ilosone, others), phenytoin (Dilantin), lovastatin (Mevacor), pravastatin (Pravachol), simvastatin (Zocor), and many others.

Dosing

The appropriate dose of Manchurian thorn 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 Manchurian thorn. 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.

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