Trichopus zeylanicus is a rare plant that is native to India. The leaves and fruit are used for medicine.
People take Trichopus zeylanicus for improving stamina, boosting the immune system, and losing weight. They also take it to treat liver disease, stomach ulcers, fatigue, and sexual performance problems. Trichopus zeylanicus is also used to increase sex drive.
How it works
There isn't enough reliable information to know how Trichopus zeylanicus might work as medicine. Research in animals suggests that Trichopus zeylanicus might stimulate the immune system, reduce swelling (inflammation), and increase sex drive. However, no research has been conducted in people, so no one knows if Trichopus zeylanicus has the same effects in people.
Not ProvenLiver diseaseStomach ulcersObesityFatigueSexual performance problemsImproving staminaBoosting the immune systemIncreasing sex driveOther conditions
There isn't enough reliable information to know if Trichopus zeylanicus is safe for use or what side effects might occur.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of Trichopus zeylanicus duringpregnancyandbreast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.Are there any interactions with medications?
“Auto-immune diseases” such as multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), or other conditions: Trichopus zeylanicus might cause the immune system to become more active, and this could increase the symptoms of auto-immune diseases. If you have one of these conditions, it's best to avoid using Trichopus zeylanicus.
ModerateMedications that decrease the immune system (Immunosuppressants)
Trichopus zeylanicus might increase the immune system. Taking Trichopus zeylanicus along with medications that decrease the immune system might decrease the effectiveness of medications that decrease the immune system.Some medications that decrease the immune system include azathioprine (Imuran), basiliximab (Simulect), cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune), daclizumab (Zenapax), muromonab-CD3 (OKT3, Orthoclone OKT3), mycophenolate (CellCept), tacrolimus (FK506, Prograf), sirolimus (Rapamune), prednisone (Deltasone, Orasone), corticosteroids (glucocorticoids), and others.