Tylophora is a plant that grows in tropical parts of Asia, including India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Malaysia. While it did not originate there, it now also grows in Africa. The name Tylophora comes from "tylos" meaning knot and "phoros" meaning bearing.

People take Tylophora by mouth for allergies, asthma, cancer, congestion, constipation, cough, inflamed skin, diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, gas, hemorrhoids, tender joints (gout), yellowed skin (jaundice), joint disorder (rheumatoid arthritis), whooping cough, to make someone vomit, and to cause sweating.

People apply Tylophora to the skin for skin ulcers and wounds.

How does it work ?

Tylophora seems to increase airflow and reduce allergic reactions.

Tylophora seems to increase airflow and reduce allergic reactions.

Uses & Effectiveness ?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Asthma. Research on the effectiveness of Tylophora for asthma is not consistent. Early research suggests that taking Tylophora extract daily for 6 days appears to improve asthma symptoms for up to 8 weeks after treatment. Other research suggests that eating a Tylophora leaf for 6 days relieves allergies better than eating a spinach leaf. However, not all evidence is positive. Some early research suggests that taking Tylophora daily along with spinach leaves daily does not improve asthma or lung function. More research is needed to determine if Tylophora might benefit people with asthma.
  • Allergies.
  • Cancer.
  • Congestion.
  • Constipation.
  • Cough.
  • Inflamed skin.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Bloody diarrhea.
  • Gas.
  • Hemorrhoids.
  • Tender joints (gout).
  • Yellowed skin (jaundice).
  • Joint disorder (rheumatoid arthritis).
  • Whooping cough.
  • Skin ulcers.
  • Wounds.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate Tylophora for these uses

Side Effects

There isn't enough reliable information available about Tylophora to know if it is safe or what the side effects might be.

Special Precautions and Warnings

There isn't enough reliable information available about Tylophora to know if it is safe or what the side effects might be. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking Tylophora if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Interactions ?

We currently have no information for TYLOPHORA overview.


The appropriate dose of Tylophora 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 Tylophora (in children/in adults). 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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