Tylophora

18/Description

About

Tylophora is a plant that grows in tropical parts of Asia, including India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Malaysia. While it did not originate there, it now also grows in Africa. The name Tylophora comes from "tylos" meaning knot and "phoros" meaning bearing.

People take Tylophora by mouth for allergies, asthma, cancer, congestion, constipation, cough, inflamed skin, diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, gas, hemorrhoids, tender joints (gout), yellowed skin (jaundice), joint disorder (rheumatoid arthritis), whooping cough, to make someone vomit, and to cause sweating.

People apply Tylophora to the skin for skin ulcers and wounds.

How it works

Tylophora seems to increase airflow and reduce allergic reactions.

Effectiveness

Not Proven
Asthma.

Asthma. Research on the effectiveness of Tylophora for asthma is not consistent. Early research suggests that taking Tylophora extract daily for 6 days appears to improve asthma symptoms for up to 8 weeks after treatment. Other research suggests that eating a Tylophora leaf for 6 days relieves allergies better than eating a spinach leaf. However, not all evidence is positive. Some early research suggests that taking Tylophora daily along with spinach leaves daily does not improve asthma or lung function. More research is needed to determine if Tylophora might benefit people with asthma.

Allergies
Cancer
Congestion
Constipation
Cough
Inflamed skin
Diarrhea
Bloody diarrhea
Gas
Hemorrhoids
Tender joints (gout)
Yellowed skin (jaundice)
Joint disorder (rheumatoid arthritis)
Whooping cough
Skin ulcers
Wounds
Other conditions

Concerns

There isn't enough reliable information available about Tylophora to know if it is safe or what the side effects might be.

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Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking Tylophora if you arepregnantorbreast feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.Dosing considerations for Tylophora.

Interactions

No information available.

The information provided on this page is for reference purposes and is not meant to be used as a medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult with a medical professional.