Malabar Nut

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What other names is Malabar Nut known by?

Adatoda, Adhatoda vasica, Adhatoda zeylenica, Adotodai, Adulsa, Arusa, Justicia adhatoda, Malabar Nut Tree, Noix de Malabar, Noyer de Ceylan, Noyer de Malabar, Pavettia, Vasaka.

What is Malabar Nut?

Malabar nut is a plant. People use the leaf to make medicine.

Malabar nut is used to loosen chest congestion, open the breathing tubes (bronchi), and treat spasms.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Chest congestion.
  • Breathing problems.
  • Spasms.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of Malabar nut 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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How does Malabar Nut work?

There isn't enough information to know how Malabar nut might work.

Are there safety concerns?

It is not known if Malabar nut is safe or what the possible side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It is UNSAFE to take Malabar nut if you are pregnant. It's also best to avoid use if you are breast-feeding. The effects of Malabar nut on a nursing infant are unknown at this time.

Dosing considerations for Malabar Nut.

The appropriate dose of malabar nut 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 malabar nut. 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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Reviewed on 3/29/2011 12:35:40 PM

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