COFFEE CHARCOAL

OTHER NAME(S):

Café Arabica, Café Carbonisé, Café Robusta, Caféier d’Arabie, Caféier Robusta, Carbón de Café, Charbon de Café, Coffea arabica, Coffea canephora, Coffea liberica.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

Coffee charcoal is produced by roasting the outer portion of coffee beans until blackened or charred.

People take coffee charcoal for diarrhea.

Coffee charcoal is sometimes applied directly to the mouth and throat for swelling (inflammation) or to the skin for infected wounds.

How does it work?

Coffee charcoal might help reduce swelling, and it might also have a drying (astringent) effect on the tissues.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Diarrhea, when taken by mouth.
  • Mouth and throat swelling (inflammation), when applied directly.
  • Infected wounds, when applied directly.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of coffee charcoal for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

Coffee charcoal seems to be safe for most people.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of coffee charcoal during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Interactions

Interactions?

Moderate Interaction

Be cautious with this combination

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  • Medications taken by mouth (Oral drugs) interacts with COFFEE CHARCOAL

    Coffee charcoal absorbs substances in the stomach and intestines. Taking coffee charcoal along with medications taken by mouth can decrease how much medicine your body absorbs, and decrease the effectiveness of your medication. To prevent this interaction, take coffee charcoal at least one hour after medications you take by mouth.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of coffee charcoal 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 coffee charcoal. 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:

  • Blumenthal M, ed. The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. Trans. S. Klein. Boston, MA: American Botanical Council, 1998.
  • Gruenwald J, Brendler T, Jaenicke C. PDR for Herbal Medicines. 1st ed. Montvale, NJ: Medical Economics Company, Inc., 1998.

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