Bois Piquant, Cukilanarpak, Devils Club, Devil's Root, Echinopanax horridus, Fatsia, Fatsia horrida, Garrote del Diablo, Oplopanax horridus, Panax Horridum.
Devil's club is a plant. People use the inner bark of the root for medicine.
Devil's club is used for arthritis, wounds, fever, tuberculosis, stomach trouble, cough, colds, sore throat, diabetes, low blood sugar, and pneumonia. It is also used for emptying the bowels and causing vomiting.
How does it work?
Devil's club contains chemicals that might fight some bacteria, fungi, and viruses.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
TAKEN BY MOUTH:
- Stomach trouble.
- Low blood sugar.
- Emptying the bowels.
- Causing vomiting.
- Other conditions.
APPLIED TO THE SKIN:
- Swollen glands.
- Skin infections.
- 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).
The appropriate dose of devil's club depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for devil's club. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
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