DODDER

OTHER NAME(S):

Atermoyer, Beggarweed, Chinese Dodder, Cuscuta, Cuscuta chinensis, Cuscuta epithymum, Cuscutae, Cuscute, Cuscute Chinoise, Cuscute à Petites Fleurs, Cuscute du Thym, Devil's Guts, Dodder of Thyme, Hellweed, Japanese Dedder, Lesser Dodder, Petite Cuscute, Scaldweed, Semen Cuscutae, Strangle Tare, Tu Si Zi, Tu Sizi.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

Dodder is an herb. People use the parts that grow above the ground to make medicine.

Dodder is used to treat urinary tract, spleen, and hepatic disorders.

How does it work?

Dodder might have laxative effects.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Bladder problems.
  • Liver problems.
  • Spleen problems.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of dodder for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

There isn't enough information available to know if dodder is safe. Dodder might cause stomach pain in some people.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of dodder during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for DODDER Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of dodder 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 dodder. 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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