Overview

Bogbean is a plant. The bogbean fruit resembles a small bean and is commonly found in swamps or bogs, which is the reason for its name. People use the bogbean leaf to make medicine.

People use bogbean for conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), scurvy, loss of appetite, indigestion (dyspepsia), and many others, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

In food manufacturing, bogbean is used as a flavoring.

How does it work ?

Bogbean contains bitter chemicals that can increase the flow of saliva and stomach juices. This might help stimulate the appetite or relieve indigestion. Bogbean may also act as an antioxidant and reduce swelling (inflammation).

Uses & Effectiveness ?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Indigestion (dyspepsia).
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of bogbean for these uses.

Side Effects

When taken by mouth: Bogbean is LIKELY SAFE in food amounts. It is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people when used in medicinal amounts. However, it is POSSIBLY UNSAFE in large quantities. Bogbean can irritate the stomach and intestines and cause diarrhea, pain, nausea, and vomiting.

Special Precautions and Warnings

When taken by mouth: Bogbean is LIKELY SAFE in food amounts. It is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people when used in medicinal amounts. However, it is POSSIBLY UNSAFE in large quantities. Bogbean can irritate the stomach and intestines and cause diarrhea, pain, nausea, and vomiting. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It might be UNSAFE to take bogbean if you are pregnant. The concern is that bogbean might cause diarrhea. Avoid use.

Diarrhea, dysentery, and colitis: Avoid using bogbean if you have one of these conditions. It could make your condition worse.

Interactions ?

We currently have no information for BOGBEAN overview.

Dosing

The appropriate dose of bogbean 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 bogbean. 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.

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