Pinellia Ternata

18/Description

About

Pinellia ternata is a plant. An underground part called a tuber is used to make medicine.

Pinellia ternata is a common ingredient in Traditional Chinese Medicine combination products. Many of these products are used for morning sickness. Pinellia ternata, along with ginger, is an ingredient in the herbal formulation Xiao-Ban-Xia-Tang (XBXT), which is used to prevent vomiting. Pinellia ternata is also used in Japanese Kampo medicine. It is an ingredient in Sho-seiryu-to (SST), which is used for the flu.

Outside of Chinese Medicine, pinellia ternata is used for nausea, morning sickness, cough, birth control, influenza (flu), swine flu, and pain and swelling (inflammation).

However, since April 2004, pinellia ternata has been banned in the US because it contains chemicals called ephedrine alkaloids. These chemicals might cause serious side effects such as heart attack, stroke, or seizures.

How it works

There isn't enough information available to know how Pinellia ternata might work. Some chemicals in Pinellia ternata might affect the stomach and how fast food moves through it.

Effectiveness

Not Proven
Nausea
Morning sickness
Cough
Birth control
Influenza (flu)
Inflammation
Other conditions

Concerns

Pinellia ternata might not be safe. It contains a stimulant called ephedrine and might cause serious side effects such as heart attack, stroke, or seizures. Because of these safety concerns, this product is banned in the US.

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Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of Pinellia ternata duringpregnancyandbreast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.Dosing considerations for Pinellia Ternata.

Interactions

No information available.

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