Antidote à l'Opium, Antidote d'Opium, Antídoto de Opio, Combretum, Combretum micranthum, Jungle Weed.
The leaf and stem of the plant Combretum micranthum are used to make medicine. This medicine is known as opium antidote.
Opium antidote is no longer used by itself. It is used only in combination preparations.
How does it work?
Opium antidote might stimulate bile flow, a substance that is important in digestion.
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The appropriate dose of opium antidote 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 opium antidote. 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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Ferrea G, Canessa A, Sampietro F, et al. In vitro activity of a Combretum micranthum extract against herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2. Antiviral Res 1993;21:317-25. View abstract.