Ba ji tian is used for many conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Ba ji tian is also stir-fried and eaten as a food.
Uses & Effectiveness
Possibly Effective for
Special Precautions and Warnings
Diabetes: Ba ji tian might affect blood sugar levels and could interfere with blood sugar control. Don't take ba ji tian if you have diabetes.
Painful urination (dysuria): Ba ji tian is thought to stimulate the kidneys, so it might make painful urination worse. Use with caution if you have this problem.
Surgery: Ba ji tian might affect blood sugar levels and could interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgical procedures. Stop using ba ji tian at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Medications for diabetes (Antidiabetes drugs) interacts with BA JI TIAN
Ba ji tian might increase or decrease blood sugar. Diabetes medications are used to lower blood sugar. Taking ba ji tian along with diabetes medications might increase or decrease the effects of these medications. Monitor your blood sugar levels closely is you use ba ji tian and take medications for diabetes. The dose of your diabetes medications may need to be changed.
Some medications used for diabetes include glimepiride (Amaryl), glyburide (DiaBeta, Glynase PresTab, Micronase), insulin, metformin (Glucophage), pioglitazone (Actos), rosiglitazone (Avandia), and others.
Be cautious with this combination
- For depression: Products containing oligosaccharides from the root of ba ji tian have been used at doses of 300-800 mg daily for 6-8 weeks.
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