People use sorghum for digestion problems, HIV/AIDS, obesity, diabetes, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- HIV/AIDS. Early research shows that taking sorghum might improve the immune system in people with HIV/AIDS already taking antiretroviral drugs.
- Low levels of healthy red blood cells (anemia) due to iron deficiency. Early research shows that taking sorghum doesn't improve anemia in people who are also taking iron supplements.
- Obesity. Early research shows that eating sorghum cereal each morning for 8 weeks instead of wheat cereal can reduce body fat in men who are overweight or obese. But it doesn't seem to improve body weight or body mass index (BMI).
- Digestion problems.
- Other conditions.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if sorghum is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
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