Hollyhock is used for pain, stomach ulcers, wound healing, diabetes, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
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Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- A mild form of gum disease (gingivitis).
- Bed sores (pressure ulcers).
- Bleeding in the stomach or intestines.
- Eczema (atopic dermatitis).
- Foot sores in people with diabetes.
- High levels of cholesterol or other fats (lipids) in the blood (hyperlipidemia).
- Kidney stones.
- Leg sores caused by weak blood circulation (venous leg ulcer).
- Minor bleeding.
- Stomach ulcers.
- Swelling (inflammation) of the stomach (gastritis).
- Wound healing.
- Other conditions.
Special Precautions and Warnings
When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if hollyhock is safe or what the side effects might be. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if hollyhock is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Diabetes: Hollyhock might lower blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. Watch for signs of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and monitor your blood sugar carefully if you have diabetes and use hollyhock.
Surgery: Hollyhock might lower blood sugar and might interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgery. Stop taking hollyhock at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Medications for diabetes (Antidiabetes drugs) interacts with HOLLYHOCK
Hollyhock might lower blood sugar levels. Diabetes medications are also used to lower blood sugar. Taking hollyhock along with diabetes medications might cause your blood sugar to go too low. Monitor your blood sugar closely. The dose of your diabetes medication might need to be changed.
Some medications used for diabetes include glimepiride (Amaryl), glyburide (DiaBeta, Glynase PresTab, Micronase), insulin, metformin (Glucophage), pioglitazone (Actos), rosiglitazone (Avandia), chlorpropamide (Diabinese), glipizide (Glucotrol), tolbutamide (Orinase), and others.
Be cautious with this combination
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