Thunder god vine is an herb. Its leaves and root are used to make medicine.

Thunder god vine is used for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a type of inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn disease), kidney problems, psoriasis, mouth sores (lichen planus), and eye problems in people with an overactive thyroid. It is also used for many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these other uses.

Thunder god vine has also been used non-medicinally as an insecticide against maggots or larvae, and as a rat and bird poison.

How does it work ?

Thunder god vine contains chemicals that might relieve swelling (inflammation) and change the way the immune system works. This might help with arthritis and other conditions. Also, thunder god vine contains chemicals that might decrease male fertility by changing sperm.

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