CASSIA NOMAME

OTHER NAME(S):

Cassia mimosoides L. var. nomame Makino, Chamaecrista dimidiate, Chapul, Kawara Ketsumei, Nomame, Nomame Herba.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

Cassia nomame is a plant from the pea family. The above-ground parts are used to make medicine.

People take Cassia nomame by mouth for weight loss, constipation, kidney swelling, to increase urine output, and as a tonic.

How does it work?

Cassia nomame prevents the stomach and intestines from absorbing dietary fat. This causes dietary fat to be excreted in feces, which might promote weight loss in some people.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of Cassia nomame for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

It isn't known if Cassia nomame 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 Cassia nomame during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for CASSIA NOMAME Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of Cassia nomame 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 Cassia nomame. 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:

  • McCarty, M. F. Nutraceutical resources for diabetes prevention--an update. Med Hypotheses 2005;64(1):151-158. View abstract.
  • Kim KH, Lee J. Methanol Extract of Cassia mimosoides var. nomame and Its Ethyl Acetate Fraction Attenuate Brain Damage by Inhibition of Apoptosis in a Rat Model of Ischemia-Reperfusion. J Food Sci Nutr 2010;15:255-261.
  • Kim YO, Johnson JD, Lee EJ. Phytotoxicity of Phytolacca americana leaf extracts on the growth, and physiological response of Cassia mimosoides. J Chem Ecol 2005;31(12):2963-74. View abstract.
  • Kitanaka S, Takido M. Anthraquinoids from Cassia nomame. J Nat Prod 1985;(48):849.
  • Konishi T, Naitou K, Kadowaki S, et al. Anti-clastogenic ingredients in Cassia nomame extract. Biofactors 2004;22(1-4):99-102. View abstract.
  • Subramanian SS, Nagarajan S. Chemical components of the roots and seeds of Cassia mimosoides. Indian J Pharm 1970;(32):70-1.
  • Subramanian SS, Nagarajan S. Chemical examination of the leaves of Cassia mimosoides. Indian J Pharm 1969;(31):110-1.
  • Yamamoto M, Shimura S, Itoh Y, et al. Anti-obesity effects of lipase inhibitor CT-II, an extract from edible herbs, Nomame Herba, on rats fed a high-fat diet. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 2000;24(6):758-64. View abstract.
  • McCarty, M. F. Nutraceutical resources for diabetes prevention--an update. Med Hypotheses 2005;64(1):151-158. View abstract.
  • Kim KH, Lee J. Methanol Extract of Cassia mimosoides var. nomame and Its Ethyl Acetate Fraction Attenuate Brain Damage by Inhibition of Apoptosis in a Rat Model of Ischemia-Reperfusion. J Food Sci Nutr 2010;15:255-261.
  • Kim YO, Johnson JD, Lee EJ. Phytotoxicity of Phytolacca americana leaf extracts on the growth, and physiological response of Cassia mimosoides. J Chem Ecol 2005;31(12):2963-74. View abstract.
  • Kitanaka S, Takido M. Anthraquinoids from Cassia nomame. J Nat Prod 1985;(48):849.
  • Konishi T, Naitou K, Kadowaki S, et al. Anti-clastogenic ingredients in Cassia nomame extract. Biofactors 2004;22(1-4):99-102. View abstract.
  • Subramanian SS, Nagarajan S. Chemical components of the roots and seeds of Cassia mimosoides. Indian J Pharm 1970;(32):70-1.
  • Subramanian SS, Nagarajan S. Chemical examination of the leaves of Cassia mimosoides. Indian J Pharm 1969;(31):110-1.
  • Yamamoto M, Shimura S, Itoh Y, et al. Anti-obesity effects of lipase inhibitor CT-II, an extract from edible herbs, Nomame Herba, on rats fed a high-fat diet. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 2000;24(6):758-64. View abstract.

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