YERBA MANSA

OTHER NAME(S):

Anemia californica, Anemopsis californica, Anemopsis de Californie, Lizard's Tail, Queue de Lézard, Swamp Root, Yerba Manza.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

Yerba mansa is an herb. The root and rhizome (underground stem) are used to make medicine.

Yerba mansa is used for the common cold and related mucus production (catarrh), cough, throat problems, and tuberculosis. It is also used for stomach and intestinal problems, including constipation; sexually transmitted diseases; skin problems; and cancer.

Yerba mansa is also used as a pain-killer, disinfectant, and tonic. Some people use it to cause sweating or vomiting.

How does it work?

There isn't enough information to know how yerba mansa might work.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of yerba mansa for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

There isn't enough information to know if yerba mansa is safe or what the possible side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of yerba mansa during pregnancy and 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.

Interactions

Interactions?

Moderate Interaction

Be cautious with this combination

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  • 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.<br><nb>Some sedative medications include clonazepam (Klonopin), lorazepam (Ativan), phenobarbital (Donnatal), zolpidem (Ambien), and others.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of yerba mansa 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 yerba mansa. 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:

  • Brinker F. Herb Contraindications and Drug Interactions. 2nd ed. Sandy, OR: Eclectic Medical Publications, 1998.

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