Alchornea castaneifolia, Iporoni, Iporuro, Ipurosa, Macochihua, Niando.<br/><br/>


Overview Information

Iporuru is a plant. The bark, leaves, and root are used to make medicine.

People take iporuru for painful conditions including joint and muscle pain (rheumatism), headache, and toothache. Women take it for painful or abnormal menstrual periods.

Some people take iporuru to treat coughs and swollen airways (bronchitis) or to stimulate digestion and treat diarrhea. Other uses include treatment of thrush and ringworm, which are fungal infections; malaria, a parasitic infection; and leprosy, a bacterial infection.

Men take iporuru for erectile dysfunction (ED, impotence).

Iporuru is also used for lowering blood sugar levels in people with diabetes; and for treating snakebite, chills, redness and swelling of the eye (conjunctivitis), gonorrhea, chancre sores, hemorrhoids, yellowed skin (jaundice), and water retention. It is also used for causing vomiting. Some people use it to increase sexual desire (as an aphrodisiac). Iporuru is sometimes applied directly to the skin for arthritis, colds, rheumatism, and stingray wounds.

How does it work?

There isn't enough information to know how iporuru might work.


Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Coughs.
  • Problems with erections (ED, impotence).
  • Diabetes.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Headache.
  • Toothache.
  • Snakebite.
  • Swollen airways (bronchitis).
  • Chancre sores.
  • Chills.
  • Eye redness and swelling (conjunctivitis).
  • Severe diarrhea (dysentery).
  • Painful or abnormal menstrual periods.
  • Arthritis, when applied to the skin.
  • Joint and muscle pain (rheumatism), when taken by mouth or applied to the skin.
  • Causing vomiting.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of iporuru for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

It is not known if iporuru 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 iporuru during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.



We currently have no information for IPORURU Interactions.



The appropriate dose of iporuru 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 iporuru. 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


  • Raintree tropical plant database, Amazon plants. www.rain-tree.com/plants.htm (Accessed 30 July 1999).

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