Overview

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

Dodder is used to treat urinary tract, spleen, psychiatric, and hepatic disorders. It is also used for cancer, depression, and pain. Dodder is used with a protein called whey for eczema (atopic dermatitis).

How does it work ?

Dodder contains chemicals that act like antioxidants. These chemicals might help to slow the growth of cancer cells, and improve the health of the liver, the kidneys, and the nervous system.

Uses & Effectiveness ?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Eczema (atopic dermatitis). Early research shows that taking a combination of whey powder and dodder seed extract helps to reduce itching in people with eczema.
  • Depression. Early research shows that taking dodder helps to improve depression in people who are also taking antidepressantmedication.
  • Bladder problems.
  • Liver problems.
  • Pain.
  • Spleen problems.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of dodder for these uses.

Side Effects

When taken by mouth: Dodder seed extract is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth in doses of up to 2 grams daily for up to 15 days. Dodder powder is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth in doses of up to 2 grams daily for up to 8 weeks. There isn't enough reliable information to know if higher doses of dodder are safe. It might cause side effects such as stomach upset and diarrhea.

Special Precautions and Warnings

When taken by mouth: Dodder seed extract is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth in doses of up to 2 grams daily for up to 15 days. Dodder powder is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth in doses of up to 2 grams daily for up to 8 weeks. There isn't enough reliable information to know if higher doses of dodder are safe. It might cause side effects such as stomach upset and diarrhea. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if dodder is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Interactions ?

We currently have no information for DODDER overview.

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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