Overview

Ba ji tian is a plant. The root of the plant is used to make medicine.

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.

How does it work ?

Ba ji tian might help treat depression by increasing the effects of serotonin, a chemical found in the brain. Also, ba ji tian contains chemicals that might reduce inflammation and regulate levels of hormones or other chemicals in the body.

Uses & Effectiveness ?

Possibly Effective for

There is interest in using ba ji tian for a number of other purposes, but there isn't enough reliable information to say whether it might be helpful.

Side Effects

When taken by mouth: There isn't enough reliable information to know if ba ji tian is safe or what the side effects might be.

Special Precautions and Warnings

When taken by mouth: There isn't enough reliable information to know if ba ji tian is safe or what the side effects might be. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if ba ji tian is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

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.

Interactions ?

    Moderate Interaction

    Be cautious with this combination

  • 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.

Dosing

BY MOUTH:
  • 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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