Boxwood is a shrub. People use chemicals (extract) from the leaf of boxwood to make medicine. But the leaf itself should not be used for medicine. It can cause serious harm, including death.

People use boxwood extract for conditions such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, and arthritis, and as a "blood-detoxifying agent," but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

How does it work ?

Boxwood might stop the parasite that causes malaria from reproducing. It might also stop viruses, but there isn't enough scientific evidence to support this theory.

View References

CONDITIONS OF USE AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This information is meant to supplement, not replace advice from your doctor or healthcare provider and is not meant to cover all possible uses, precautions, interactions or adverse effects. This information may not fit your specific health circumstances. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified health care provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor or health care professional before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your health care plan or treatment and to determine what course of therapy is right for you.

This copyrighted material is provided by Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Consumer Version. Information from this source is evidence-based and objective, and without commercial influence. For professional medical information on natural medicines, see Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Professional Version.
© Therapeutic Research Faculty 2020.