Calotropis

What other names is Calotropis known by?

Aak, Ak, Akada, Alarka, Arbre de Satan, Arbre à Soie, Arbre à Soie du Sénégal, Arka, Asclepias procera, Calotropis procera, Dead Sea Apple, Mudar Bark, Muder Yercum, Pommier de Sodome, Sodom-Apple, Swallow-Wort.

What is Calotropis?

Calotropis is a plant. People use the bark and root bark for medicine.

Despite serious safety concerns, calotropis is used for digestive disorders including diarrhea, constipation and stomach ulcers; for painful conditions including toothache, cramps, and joint pain; and for parasitic infections including elephantiasis and worms. Some people use calotropis for syphilis, boils, inflammation (swelling), epilepsy, hysteria, fever, muscular spasm, warts, leprosy, gout, snakebites, and cancer.

In inhalation therapy, smoke from the bark is inhaled for coughs, asthma, and to cause sweating.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of calotropis for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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