Overview

Indigo pulchra is a small shrub that grows in West Africa.

Indigo pulchra is used for malaria, snake bites, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

How does it work ?

Indigo pulchra contains certain chemicals that seem to decrease sugar in the blood. It also might decrease pain and diarrhea. Some chemicals in indigo pulchra also seem to fight against the bugs that cause malaria.

Uses & Effectiveness ?

Insufficient Evidence for

More evidence is needed to rate indigo pulchra for these uses.

Side Effects

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

When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information available to know if indigo pulchra is safe or what the side effects might be.

Special Precautions and Warnings

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

When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information available to know if indigo pulchra is safe or what the side effects might be. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if indigo pulchra is safe to use when pregnant or breastfeeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Diabetes: Indigo pulchra might lower blood sugar levels. Using indigo pulchra along with diabetes medications might make blood sugar levels drop too low. Monitor blood sugar levels closely.

Surgery: Indigo pulchra might affect blood glucose levels. There is some concern that it might interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgery. Stop using indigo pulchra at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

Interactions ?

    Moderate Interaction

    Be cautious with this combination

  • Medications for diabetes (Antidiabetes drugs) interacts with INDIGO PULCHRA

    Indigo pulchra can decrease blood sugar levels. Diabetes medications are also used to lower blood sugar. Taking indigo pulchra along with diabetes medications might cause your blood sugar to be 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.

Dosing

The appropriate dose of indigo pulchra 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 indigo pulchra (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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