- What other names is American Pawpaw known by?
- What is American Pawpaw?
- How does American Pawpaw work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for American Pawpaw.
In homeopathy, American pawpaw is used for treating fever, vomiting, and pain and swelling (inflammation) of the mouth and throat. Homeopathy is an alternative treatment method that uses extreme dilutions of medicines.
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- Head lice. Early research suggests that applying a shampoo that contains American pawpaw, thymol, and tea tree oil to the head up to three times over 16 days can eliminate lice in adults and children.
- Swelling of the mouth and throat.
- Other conditions.
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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itchy rash when applied to the skin.
There isn't enough information to know if American pawpaw fruit or extract are safe when taken by mouth. Eating American pawpaw fruit might cause side effects such as hives, nausea, vomiting, headache, or faintness in some people. When taken by mouth, American pawpaw extract might cause vomiting.
It can cause some side effects such as nausea, rash, and itching.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of using American pawpaw if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011