- What other names is Angostura known by?
- What is Angostura?
- How does Angostura work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Angostura.
People take angostura for treating fever, diarrhea, and spasms; and for preventing the return of malaria. Large doses of angostura are used to empty the bowels and cause vomiting.
In foods, angostura is used in alcoholic beverages. However, "angostura bitters" which is sometimes used in mixing alcoholic beverages, no longer contains angostura. It is now made from gentian and other bitters.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Causing vomiting.
- Emptying the bowels.
- Preventing return of malaria.
- Other conditions.
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drinks. There isn't enough information to know if angostura is safe in medicinal amounts, which are typically larger than the amounts found in foods or drinks. Large doses of angostura might cause nausea and vomiting.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking angostura if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
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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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011