The chemicals in corkwood tree can affect the central nervous system and cause serious side effects. The cured and rolled leaves (quids) are sometimes chewed.
People use corkwood tree quids for hunger, pain, tiredness, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses. It might also be unsafe.
Don't confuse corkwood tree with phellodendron, which is sometimes called cork tree. These are not the same.
Uses & Effectiveness
We currently have no information for CORKWOOD TREE overview.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Drying medications (Anticholinergic drugs) interacts with CORKWOOD TREE
Corkwood tree can block a chemical in the body called acetylcholine, which has many important functions. Some medications, called anticholinergic drugs, also block acetylcholine. There is some concern that taking them together might increase the risk for confusion, blurred vision, decreased sweating, and increased heart rate.
Be cautious with this combination
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