How does Tinospora Cordifolia work?
Tinospora cordifolia contains many different chemicals that might affect the body. Some of chemicals have antioxidant effects. Others might increase the body's immune system. Some chemicals might have activity against cancer cells in a test tube. Most research has been done in test tubes or in animals. There is not enough information to know the effects of Tinospora cordifolia in the human body.
Are there safety concerns?
Tinospora cordifolia seems to be safe when used short-term. The safety of long-term use, more than 8 weeks, is not known.
Tinospora cordifolia might affect blood sugar levels. Use it cautiously if you have diabetes.
Do not take Tinospora cordifolia if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- You have an immune system disorder such as multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), or other immune system conditions called "autoimmune disease."
- You are scheduled for surgery in the next two weeks.