- What other names is Chaulmoogra known by?
- What is Chaulmoogra?
- How does Chaulmoogra work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Chaulmoogra.
Despite serious safety concerns, people put chaulmoogra powder, oil, emulsion, or ointment on the skin to treat skin problems including psoriasis and eczema.
Chaulmoogra is given intravenously (by IV) for leprosy. This is not surprising since the first drugs used for treating leprosy used chemicals found in chaulmoogra seeds.
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- Psoriasis, when applied to the skin.
- Eczema, when applied to the skin.
- Other skin disorders, when applied to the skin.
- Leprosy, when given intravenously.
- Other conditions.
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cough, difficulty breathing, throat spasms, kidney damage, visual disorders, head and muscle pain, and paralysis when taken by mouth.
The safety of applying chaulmoogra to the skin is unknown. It can cause skin irritation.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of chaulmoogra 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