Croton Seeds

What other names is Croton Seeds known by?

Ba Dou, Croton, Croton tiglium, Croton Cathartique, Graines de Croton, Piñón de Indias, Tiglium, Tiglium Seeds.

What is Croton Seeds?

Croton is a plant. The oil from the seeds is used to make medicine.

Despite serious safety concerns, people take croton seeds for emptying and cleansing the stomach and intestines. They also take croton seeds to treat gallbladder problems, colic, blocked intestines, and malaria.

Croton seeds are sometimes applied directly to the skin for muscle and joint pain (rheumatism), gout, nerve pain (neuralgia), and bronchitis.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Gallbladder problems.
  • Blocked intestines.
  • Malaria.
  • Emptying and cleansing the stomach and intestines.
  • Other conditions.
APPLIED TO THE SKIN More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of croton seeds 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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