What other names is Kousso known by?

Agenia Abyssinica, Banksia abyssinica, Brayera anthelmintica, Cossoo, Hagenia, Hagenia abyssinica, Kooso, Kosso.

What is Kousso?

Kousso is a plant. The leaves, fruit, and flowers are used to make medicine.

Despite serious safety concerns, people take kousso to get rid of tapeworms.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Tapeworms.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of kousso 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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