Deertongue

What other names is Deertongue known by?

Carolina Vanilla, Carphephorus, Carphephorus odoratissimus, Deer's Tongue, Feuille de Vanille, Hound's Tongue, Langue de Cerf, Trilisa odoratissima, Vanilla Leaf, Vanilla Plant, Vanilla Trilisa, Wild Vanilla.

What is Deertongue?

Deertongue is a plant. People use the dried leaf to make medicine.

Despite serious safety concerns, people take deertongue for malaria.

In manufacturing, deertongue extracts are used to flavor tobacco, as a fragrance in cosmetics and soaps, and as a fixative in some products.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Malaria.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of deertongue 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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