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- What is Ashitaba?
- How does Ashitaba work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Ashitaba.
Ashitaba is used for "heartburn" (gastroesophageal reflux disease, GERD), stomach ulcers, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, gout, constipation, and hay fever. It is also used for cancer, smallpox, fluid retention, blood clots, and food poisoning. Women use it to increase the flow of breast milk.
The fresh leaves and dried powder are used as food.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- "Heartburn" (gastroesophageal reflux disease, GERD).
- Stomach ulcers.
- High blood pressure.
- High cholesterol.
- Food poisoning.
- Other conditions.
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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of ashitaba during pregnancy and 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