CORKWOOD TREE

OTHER NAME(S):

Boacouillo, Boanco, Duboisia myoporoides, Palo Corcho, Pituri.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

Corkwood tree is a plant. People chew the cured and rolled leaves (quids) as medicine.

Despite serous safety concerns, corkwood tree quids are chewed to ward off hunger, pain, and tiredness.

How does it work?

Corkwood tree contains chemicals that might affect the central nervous system. One of the chemicals is similar to a medication used to prevent motion sickness and cause sleepiness. Another chemical is similar to a medication used to dilate the pupil of the eyes and stop spasms.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Hunger.
  • Pain.
  • Tiredness.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of corkwood tree for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

Corkwood tree is UNSAFE when taken by mouth. It can cause death.

Corkwood tree can cause many side effects including dry mouth, decreased perspiration, dilation of pupils, blurred vision, red, dry skin, increased body temperature, increased heart rate, difficulty urinating, hallucinations, spasms, acute psychosis, convulsions, and coma. Overdose poisoning symptoms include sleepiness followed by restlessness, hallucinations, delirium, and manic episodes followed by exhaustion and sleep.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It’s UNSAFE for anyone, including pregnant or breast-feeding women, to take corkwood tree. It contains poisonous chemicals that can cause death.

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for CORKWOOD TREE Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of corkwood tree 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 corkwood tree. 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:

  • The Review of Natural Products by Facts and Comparisons. St. Louis, MO: Wolters Kluwer Co., 1999.

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