HAWAIIAN BABY WOODROSE

OTHER NAME(S):

Argyreia nervosa, Argyreia speciosa, Baby Hawaiian Woodrose, Baby Woodrose, Bidhara, Convolvulus nervosus, Convolvulus speciosus, Elephant Climber, Elephant Creeper, Lettsomia nervosa, Liane d’Argent, Rose des Bois, Silver-Morning-Glory, Vidhara, Vriddadaru, Vridhadaru, Wood-Rose, Woolly Morning Glory.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

Hawaiian baby woodrose is an ornamental plant that is related to the morning glory plant. It grows in Florida, California, and Hawaii. The seeds are used to make medicine.

Despite serious safety concerns, Hawaiian baby woodrose is used for pain relief and causing sweating.

But its more famous use is as a hallucinogen. Internet sellers promote Hawaiian baby woodrose as a “natural LSD.” The hallucinatory effects of Hawaiian baby woodrose are similar to alcohol intoxication with psychedelic visual effects such as enhanced colors. The effects last 6-8 hours.

How does it work?

There isn't enough information to know how Hawaiian baby woodrose works as a medicine.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Pain relief.
  • Causing sweating.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of Hawaiian baby woodrose for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

Hawaiian baby woodrose is UNSAFE. It can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, hallucinations, blurred vision, dilated pupils, rapid movement of eyeballs, sweating, fast heart rate, and increased blood pressure.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

It is UNSAFE for anyone to use Hawaiian baby woodrose, but people with the following conditions are especially likely to experience unwanted side effects.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It’s UNSAFE to use Hawaiian baby woodrose if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Don’t use it.

Mental illness: Hawaiian baby woodrose has effects similar to the hallucinogen LSD. There is a concern that people with psychotic tendencies might have more severe reactions to using it.

Surgery: Hawaiian baby woodrose might affect levels of a brain chemical called serotonin. Because serotonin has powerful effects on the central nervous system and blood vessels, there are concerns that Hawaiian baby woodrose might interfere with surgery. Stop using Hawaiian baby woodrose at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

Interactions

Interactions?

Major Interaction

Do not take this combination

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  • Medications for depression (Antidepressant drugs) interacts with HAWAIIAN BABY WOODROSE

    Hawaiian baby woodrose increases a brain chemical called serotonin. Some medications for depression also increase the brain chemical serotonin. Taking Hawaiian baby woodrose along with these medications for depression might increase serotonin too much and cause serious side effects including heart problems, shivering, and anxiety. Do not take Hawaiian baby woodrose if you are taking medications for depression.<br><nb>Some of these medications for depression include fluoxetine (Prozac), paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft), amitriptyline (Elavil), clomipramine (Anafranil), imipramine (Tofranil), and others.

  • Medications for depression (MAOIs) interacts with HAWAIIAN BABY WOODROSE

    Hawaiian baby woodrose increases a chemical in the brain. This chemical is called serotonin. Some medications used for depression also increase serotonin. Taking Hawaiian baby woodrose with these medications used for depression might cause there to be too much serotonin. This could cause serious side effects including heart problems, shivering, and anxiety.<br><nb>Some of these medications used for depression include phenelzine (Nardil), tranylcypromine (Parnate), and others.

Moderate Interaction

Be cautious with this combination

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  • Clozapine (Clozaril) interacts with HAWAIIAN BABY WOODROSE

    Clozapine (Clozaril) affects the brain. Hawaiian baby woodrose also affects the brain. Taking clozapine (Clozaril) along with Hawaiian baby woodrose might decrease the effects of Hawaiian baby woodrose.

  • Cyproheptadine interacts with HAWAIIAN BABY WOODROSE

    Cyproheptadine can affect the brain. Hawaiian baby woodrose might also affect the brain. But cyproheptadine affects the brain differently than Hawaiian baby woodrose. Taking cyproheptadine along with Hawaiian baby woodrose might decrease the effects of Hawaiian baby woodrose.

  • Dextromethorphan (Robitussin DM, and others) interacts with HAWAIIAN BABY WOODROSE

    Hawaiian baby woodrose can affect a brain chemical called serotonin. Dextromethorphan (Robitussin DM, others) can also affect serotonin. Taking Hawaiian baby woodrose along with dextromethorphan (Robitussin DM, others) might cause too much serotonin in the brain and serious side effects including heart problems, shivering, and anxiety. Do not take Hawaiian baby woodrose if you are taking dextromethorphan (Robitussin DM, and others).

  • Meperidine (Demerol) interacts with HAWAIIAN BABY WOODROSE

    Hawaiian baby woodrose increases a chemical in the brain called serotonin. Meperidine (Demerol) can also increase serotonin in the brain. Taking Hawaiian baby woodrose along with meperidine (Demerol) might cause too much serotonin in the brain and serious side effects including heart problems, shivering, and anxiety.

  • Pentazocine (Talwin) interacts with HAWAIIAN BABY WOODROSE

    Hawaiian baby woodrose increases a brain chemical called serotonin. Pentazocine (Talwin) also increases serotonin. Taking Hawaiian baby woodrose along with pentazocine (Talwin) might increase serotonin too much. This could cause serious side effects including heart problems, shivering, and anxiety. Do not take Hawaiian baby woodrose if you are taking pentazocine (Talwin).

  • Risperidone (Risperdal) interacts with HAWAIIAN BABY WOODROSE

    Taking risperidone (Risperdal) along with Hawaiian baby woodrose might decrease the effects of Hawaiian baby woodrose.

  • Tramadol (Ultram) interacts with HAWAIIAN BABY WOODROSE

    Tramadol (Ultram) can affect a chemical in the brain called serotonin. Hawaiian baby woodrose can also affect serotonin. Taking Hawaiian baby woodrose along with tramadol (Ultram) might cause too much serotonin in the brain and side effects including confusion, shivering, stiff muscles, and other side effects.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of Hawaiian baby woodrose 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 Hawaiian baby woodrose. 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:

  • Al-Assmar SE. The seeds of the Hawaiian baby woodrose are a powerful hallucinogen. Arch Intern Med 1999;159:2090.
  • Shawcross WE. Recreational use of ergoline alkaloid from Argyreia nervosa. J Psychoactive Drugs 1983;15:251-9.
  • Singhal AB, Caviness VS, Begleiter AF, et al. Cerebral vasoconstriction and stroke after use of serotonergic drugs. Neurology 2002;58:130-3. View abstract.

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