Some people take chirata by mouth for fever, constipation, upset stomach, loss of appetite, intestinal worms, skin diseases, liverinflammation, stomachinflammation, and cancer. Chirata is also taken by mouth for seizures, high blood pressure, asthma, diabetes, hiccups, or in combination with other medications for scorpion bites.
In India, it has been used for malaria, when combined with the seeds of divi-divi.
In manufacturing, chirata is used in alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
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Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- Worm infestation.
- Upset stomach.
- Loss of appetite.
- Skin disease.
- Other conditions.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Diabetes. Chirata might lower blood sugar levels in some people. Watch for signs of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and monitor your blood sugar carefully if you have diabetes and use chirata as a medicine.
Intestinal (duodenal) ulcers: Chirata can make ulcers in the intestine worse.
Surgery. Chirata might lower blood sugar. In theory, chirata might interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgical procedures. Stop using chirata as a medicine at least two weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Medications for diabetes (Antidiabetes drugs) interacts with CHIRATA
Chirata might lower blood sugar in some people. Diabetes medications are also used to lower blood sugar. Taking chirata as a medicine 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, pioglitazone (Actos), rosiglitazone (Avandia), chlorpropamide (Diabinese), glipizide (Glucotrol), tolbutamide (Orinase), and others.
Be cautious with this combination
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