ABUTA

OTHER NAME(S):

Aaknadi, Bejunco de Cerca, Bhatindupat, Butua, Cissampelos pareira, False Pareira, Feuille de Velous, Herbe des Sages-Femmes, Krueo Ma Noy, Krung Kha Mao, Menispermaceae, Midwives' Herb, Padha, Padvali, Padvel, Pareira, Patacon, Patha, Poda, Velvetleaf, Venievel, Vigne Maronne, Vigne Sauvage, Xi Sheng Teng.

Overview

Overview Information

Abuta (Cissampelos pareira) is an herb. People use the root, bark, seed, and other parts that grow above the ground as medicine.

Don't confuse abuta (Cissampelos pareira) with Abuta grandifolia, which is also referred to as abuta.

Abuta is used for stomach problems, animal bites, menstrual problems, bladder infections, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

Abuta leaves can be used in food to make the food thicker.

How does it work?

Abuta contains chemicals that seem to relax muscles, slow down bleeding, and increase the production of urine.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Asthma.
  • Birth control.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Stomach problems.
  • Fertility.
  • Headaches.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Malaria.
  • Menstrual problems.
  • Snake bite.
  • Wounds, when applied to the skin.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of abuta for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

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

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

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if abuta is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for ABUTA Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of abuta 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 abuta. 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:

  • Morita, H., Matsumoto, K., Takeya, K., Itokawa, H., and Iitaka, Y. Structures and solid state tautomeric forms of two novel antileukemic tropoloisoquinoline alkaloids, pareirubrines A and B, from Cissampelos pareira. Chem.Pharm.Bull.(Tokyo) 1993;41(8):1418-1422. View abstract.
  • Anwer F, Popli SP, Srivastava RM, Khare MP. Studies in medicinal plants. 3. Protoberberine alkaloids from the roots of Cissampelos pareira Linn. Experientia 1968;24:999. View abstract.
  • Basu DK. Studies on curariform activity of hayatinin methochloride, an alkaloid of Cissampelos pareira. Jpn J Pharmacol 1970;20:246-52. View abstract.
  • Bhatnagar AK, Popli SP. Chemical examination of the roots of Cissampelos pareira Linn. V. Structure and stereochemistry of hayatidin. Experientia 1967;23:242-3. View abstract.
  • Raintree tropical plant database, Amazon plants. www.rain-tree.com/plants.htm (Accessed 30 July 1999).
  • Ramirez I, Carabot A, Melendez P, et al. Cissampeloflavone, a chalcone-flavone dimer from Cissampelos pareira. Phytochemistry 2003;64:645-7. View abstract.
  • Reza HM, Shohel M, Aziz SB, et al. Phytochemical and pharmacological investigation of ethanol extract of Cissampelos pareira. Indian J Pharm Sci. 2014;76(5):455-8. View abstract.
  • Sayana SB, Khanwelkar CC, Nimmagadda VR, Chavan VR, Bh R, S NK. Evaluation of antiurolithic activity of alcoholic extract of roots of cissampelos pareira in albino rats. J Clin Diagn Res. 2014;8(7):HC01-4. View abstract.
  • Sayana SB, Khanwelkar CC, Nimmagadda VR, et al. Evaluation of diuretic activity of alcoholic extract of roots of cissampelos pareira in albino rats. J Clin Diagn Res. 2014;8(5):HC01-4. View abstract.
  • Schultes RE, Raffauf RF. The Healing Forest, Medicinal and Toxic Plants of the Northwest Amazonia. Portland, OR: Dioscorides Press, 1990.
  • Semwal DK, Semwal RB, Vermaak I, Viljoen A. From arrow poison to herbal medicine--the ethnobotanical, phytochemical and pharmacological significance of Cissampelos (Menispermaceae). J Ethnopharmacol. 2014;155(2):1011-28. View abstract.

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