- What other names is Japanese Persimmon known by?
- What is Japanese Persimmon?
- How does Japanese Persimmon work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Japanese Persimmon.
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.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- High blood pressure.
- Fluid retention.
- Improving blood flow.
- Reducing body temperature.
- 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).
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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.
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.
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011