Zizyphus contains chemicals that might lower sugar and fat levels in the blood, and also cause sleepiness.
People use zizyphus for constipation, diabetes, aging skin, high cholesterol, insomnia, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Uses & Effectiveness
We currently have no information for ZIZYPHUS overview.
Special Precautions and Warnings
When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if zizyphus is safe or what the side effects might be. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Zizyphus fruit is commonly consumed in foods. There isn't enough reliable information to know if zizyphus is safe to use as medicine when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and stick to food amounts.
Latex allergy: People who are allergic to latex might also be allergic to zizyphus.
Surgery: Zizyphus might lower blood sugar and interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgery. Zizyphus might also slow down the central nervous system. Stop taking zizyphus at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Medications for diabetes (Antidiabetes drugs) interacts with ZIZYPHUS
Zizyphus might lower blood sugar levels. Taking zizyphus along with diabetes medications might cause blood sugar to drop too low. Monitor your blood sugar closely.
Sedative medications (CNS depressants) interacts with ZIZYPHUS
Zizyphus might cause sleepiness and slowed breathing. Some medications, called sedatives, can also cause sleepiness and slowed breathing. Taking zizyphus with sedative medications might cause breathing problems and/or too much sleepiness.
Medications changed by the liver (Cytochrome P450 1A2 (CYP1A2) substrates) interacts with ZIZYPHUS
Some medications are changed and broken down by the liver. Zizyphus might change how quickly the liver breaks down these medications. This could change the effects and side effects of these medications.
Be cautious with this combination
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