Yerba mansa is used for the common cold, flu (influenza), pain, wound healing, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
How does it work ?
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- Athlete's foot (Tinea pedis).
- Cancer of the uterus.
- Common cold.
- Diaper rash.
- Flu (influenza).
- Inability to become pregnant within a year of trying to conceive (infertility).
- Indigestion (dyspepsia).
- Kidney stones.
- Menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea).
- Sexually transmitted diseases.
- Swelling (inflammation) of the nasal cavity and sinuses (rhinosinusitis).
- Swelling (inflammation) of the vagina (vaginitis).
- Vaginal yeast infections.
- Wound healing.
- Other conditions.
Special Precautions and Warnings
When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if yerba mansa is safe or what the side effects might be. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if yerba mansa is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Surgery: Yerba mansa seems to slow down the central nervous system (CNS). There is a concern that it might slow down the CNS too much when combined with anesthesia and other medications used during and after surgery. Stop using yerba mansa at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Urinary tract disorders: Yerba mansa can irritate the urinary tract, making urinary tract disorders worse. Don't use yerba mansa if you have a urinary tract problem.
Sedative medications (CNS depressants) interacts with YERBA MANSA
Yerba mansa might cause sleepiness and drowsiness. Medications that cause sleepiness are called sedatives. Taking yerba mansa along with sedative medications might cause too much sleepiness.
Some sedative medications include clonazepam (Klonopin), lorazepam (Ativan), phenobarbital (Donnatal), zolpidem (Ambien), and others.
Be cautious with this combination
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