Japanese Persimmon

What other names is Japanese Persimmon known by?

Caqui, Chinese Persimmon, Chinese Plum, Coing de Chine, Diospyros chinensis, Diospyros kaki, Diospyroskaki, Dried Persimmon, Figuier Caque, Fuyu, Hachiya, Hachiya Persimmon, Hanagosho, Jiro, Kaki, Kaki du Japon, Kaki Persimmon, Korean Persimmon, Oriental Persimmon, Persimmon, Persimmon Fruit, Persimmon Japonais, Persimmon Juice, Persimmon Punch, Plaqueminier, Plaqueminier de Chine, Plaqueminier du Japon, Plaqueminier Kaki, Sharon Fruit.

What is Japanese Persimmon?

Japanese persimmon is a plant. People eat the fruit, or use the fruit and leaf for medicine.

Japanese persimmon is used for high blood pressure, fluid retention, constipation, hiccough, and stroke. It is also used for improving blood flow and reducing body temperature.

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More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of Japanese persimmon 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 Japanese Persimmon work?

Japanese persimmon contains chemicals that might lower blood pressure and body temperature, as well as have other effects on the body.

Are there safety concerns?

There isn't enough information available to know if Japanese persimmon is safe for medicinal use. The fruit, eaten as food, can cause allergic reactions.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

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

Low blood pressure: Japanese persimmon might lower blood pressure. There is some concern that it might make low blood pressure worse or interfere with treatment intended to raise low blood pressure.

Surgery: Japanese persimmon might lower blood pressure. Some surgeons worry that Japanese persimmon might interfere with blood pressure control during and after surgery. Stop using Japanese persimmon at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

Are there any interactions with medications?



Medications for high blood pressure (Antihypertensive drugs)
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.

Japanese persimmon seems to decrease blood pressure. Taking Japanese persimmon along with medications for high blood pressure might cause your blood pressure to go too low.

Some medications for high blood pressure include captopril (Capoten), enalapril (Vasotec), losartan (Cozaar), valsartan (Diovan), diltiazem (Cardizem), amlodipine (Norvasc), hydrochlorothiazide (HydroDiuril), furosemide (Lasix), and many others.

Dosing considerations for Japanese Persimmon.

The appropriate dose of Japanese persimmon 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 Japanese persimmon. 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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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011

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