- What other names is Yerba Mansa known by?
- What is Yerba Mansa?
- How does Yerba Mansa work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Yerba Mansa.
Yerba mansa is used for the common cold and related mucus production (catarrh), cough, throat problems, and tuberculosis. It is also used for stomach and intestinal problems, including constipation; sexually transmitted diseases; skin problems; and cancer.
Yerba mansa is also used as a pain-killer, disinfectant, and tonic. Some people use it to cause sweating or vomiting.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Mucus production (catarrh).
- Stomach and intestine problems.
- Throat problems.
- Skin problems.
- Sexually transmitted diseases.
- 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 yerba mansa during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Surgery: Yerba mansa seems to slow down the central nervous system (CNS). There is a concern that it might slow down the CNS too much when combined with anesthesia and other medications used during and after surgery. Stop using yerba mansa at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Urinary tract disorders: Yerba mansa can irritate the urinary tract, making urinary tract disorders worse. Don't use yerba mansa if you have a urinary tract problem.
Sedative medications (CNS depressants)
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.
Yerba mansa might cause sleepiness and drowsiness. Medications that cause sleepiness are called sedatives. Taking yerba mansa along with sedative medications might cause too much sleepiness.
Some sedative medications include clonazepam (Klonopin), lorazepam (Ativan), phenobarbital (Donnatal), zolpidem (Ambien), and others.
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