Kamcela, Kameela, Lotus Sacré, Mallotus, Mallotus philippensis, Rottiera Tinctoria, Spoonwood.<br/><br/>


Overview Information

Kamala is a plant. Parts of the fruit are used to make medicine.

People take kamala for getting rid of tapeworms in the intestine.

How does it work?

Kamala contains substances that might get rid of parasitic worms and empty the bowels.


Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Tapeworm.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of kamala for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

There isn't enough information to know if kamala 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 kamala during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Appendicitis or symptoms of appendicitis such as stomach pain, nausea, and vomiting: Kamala acts like a laxative and could make appendicitis worse.



We currently have no information for KAMALA Interactions.



The appropriate dose of kamala 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 kamala. 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


  • Covington TR, et al. Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs. 11th ed. Washington, DC: American Pharmaceutical Association, 1996.
  • 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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