Cissus Quadrangularis

How does Cissus Quadrangularis work?

There is not enough information to know how Cissus quadrangularis might work for medicinal purposes in people. Test tube studies and research in animals show that it has antioxidant, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory properties. It might have activity against the organism that causes malaria.

Are there safety concerns?

Some specific commercial products containing Cissus quadrangularis seem to be safe when used appropriately in adults, short-term for up to 6-8 weeks.

Some people who took these products experience side effects such as headache, flatulence, dry mouth, diarrhea, and insomnia. But there is not enough information to know how often these side effects might occur.

Since there is not much information about the use of Cissus quadrangularis in people, long-term safety is not known.

Do not take Cissus quadrangularis if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Dosing considerations for Cissus Quadrangularis.

The appropriate dose of Cissus quadrangularis 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 Cissus quadrangularis. 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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