Divi-Divi

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What other names is Divi-divi known by?

Bonduc, Caesalpinia bonduc, Caesalpinia bonducella, Caesalpinia crista, Canique Grise, Cascalote, Divi Divi, Dividivi, Gray Nicker, Guilandina bonduc, Guilandina bonducella. Lata Karanj, Latakaranj, Moluca Bean, Nacascolo, Nichol Seeds, Nikkar Nuts, Putikaranja, Sagar Ghota, Sagar Gota, Teri Pods, Udakiryaka, Z'yeux à Chatte.

What is Divi-divi?

Divi-divi is an herb. Its seeds are ground or roasted to make medicine.

People take divi-divi for fever and diabetes.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of divi-divi for these uses.

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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How does Divi-divi work?

There isn't enough information to know how divi-divi might work.

Are there safety concerns?

There isn't enough information to know if divi-divi is safe or what the possible side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of divi-divi during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Dosing considerations for Divi-divi.

The appropriate dose of divi-divi 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 divi-divi. 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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Reviewed on 3/29/2011 12:35:40 PM

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