GOA POWDER

OTHER NAME(S):

Andira araroba, Araoba, Bahia Powder, Brazil Powder, Chrysarobine, Chrysatobine, Crude Chrysarobin, Polvo Goa, Poudre d’Araroba, Poudre de Goa, Ringworm Powder, Vataireopsis araroba.

Overview

Overview Information

Goa powder is the dried, powdered rubbery sap (latex) from a Brazilian tree called Andira araroba. People use it as medicine.

Despite safety concerns, goa powder is applied directly to the skin to treat psoriasis and fungal infections.

How does it work?

Goa powder contains chemicals that resemble some prescription medications used for psoriasis.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Psoriasis, when applied to the skin.
  • Fungal infections, when applied to the skin.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of goa powder for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

Goa powder might be UNSAFE. When used on the skin, it is very irritating and can cause side effects including redness, swelling, and pimples. It can also be absorbed through the skin to cause vomiting, diarrhea, and kidney problems.

Goa powder should not taken by mouth.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

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

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for GOA POWDER Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of goa powder 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 goa powder. 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:

  • Williamson EM, Evans FJ, eds. Potter's New Cyclopaedia of Botanical Drugs and Preparations. Essex, England: CW Daniel Company Ltd., 1998.

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