Yin chen contains chemicals that stimulate bile flow and protect the liver. These chemicals might also kill cancer cells and viruses. The oils in yin chen might kill fungus and bacteria.
People use yin chen for asthma, liver disease, menstrual cramps, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Uses & Effectiveness
We currently have no information for YIN CHEN overview.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if yin chen is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Surgery: Yin chen might act like a sedative. Using it together with anesthesia and other medications given during and after surgery might slow down the central nervous system too much. Stop using yin chen at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Pentobarbital (Nembutal) interacts with YIN CHEN
Yin chen might cause sleepiness and drowsiness. Pentobarbital also causes drowsiness. There is some concern that taking yin chen with pentobarbital might cause too much drowsiness.
Sedative medications (CNS depressants) interacts with YIN CHEN
Yin chen might cause sleepiness and slowed breathing. Some medications, called sedatives, can also cause sleepiness and slowed breathing. Taking yin chen with sedative medications might cause breathing problems and/or too much sleepiness.
Be cautious with this combination
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