- What other names is Japanese Apricot known by?
- What is Japanese Apricot?
- How does Japanese Apricot work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Japanese Apricot.
People take Japanese apricot for fever, cough, stomach and intestinal disorders, trouble sleeping (insomnia), menopausal symptoms, cancer, and prevention of heart disease. It is also used for detoxification and thirst.
Japanese apricot is sometimes applied directly to the skin for sunburn.
In manufacturing, Japanese apricot is added to cosmetic lotions.
Japanese apricot fruit juice is a traditional Japanese beverage.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Stomach disorders.
- Trouble sleeping (insomnia).
- Menopausal symptoms.
- Prevention of heart disease.
- Sunburn, when applied to the skin.
- Other conditions.
Quick GuideVitamin D Deficiency: How Much Vitamin D Is Enough?
There is not enough information to know if it is safe to use Japanese apricot in medicinal amounts or apply it to the skin.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of Japanese apricot during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Surgery: Japanese apricot might slow blood clotting. There is some concern that it might increase the risk of bleeding during and after surgery. Stop using Japanese apricot at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Medications that slow blood clotting (Anticoagulant / Antiplatelet drugs)
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.
Japanese apricot flower extract might slow blood clotting. Taking Japanese apricot flower extracts along with medications that also slow clotting might increase the chances of bruising and bleeding.
Some medications that slow blood clotting include aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix), diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam, others), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others), naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, others), dalteparin (Fragmin), enoxaparin (Lovenox), heparin, warfarin (Coumadin), and others.
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).
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011