Japanese Persimmon

18/Description

About

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.

How it works

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

Effectiveness

Not Proven
High blood pressure
Constipation
Hiccough
Stroke
Fluid retention
Improving blood flow
Reducing body temperature
Other conditions

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.

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Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of Japanese persimmon duringpregnancyandbreast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.Are there any interactions with medications?

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.

Interactions

Always consult with your doctor.
Moderate
Medications for high blood pressure (Antihypertensive drugs)

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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