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Generic: Tylophora asthmatica
treats Asthma
               



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Category

Herbs & Supplements

Synonyms

Anta- mul (Hindi), Indian ipecac, Indian ipecacuahna, Jangli- pikavan, Tylophora asthmatica, Tylophora pubescens, Tylophora vomitoria, Voight, wall.

Background

Tylophora is a climbing perennial plant that grows in India. The leaves of tylophora have been traditionally used for treating asthma, earning the name of Tylophora asthmatica. In folk medicine, it has been used for other respiratory problems such as allergies, bronchitis and the common cold. It is also believed by some to have laxative and other purgative properties. Additionally, it has been employed to treat dysentery and joint pain.

The only available clinical trials done on tylophora test its effectiveness in bronchial asthma. To date, there are no trials available examining its effectiveness in treating other conditions.

The occurrence of adverse events that occur when the leaf of tylophora is taken orally seems to be reduced when the leaves are taken in capsule form instead of chewing.

Evidence

DISCLAIMER: These uses have been tested in humans or animals. Safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider.

Asthma: Available studies of tylophora for asthma show conflicting results and therefore efficacy remains unproven.
Grade: C

Tradition

WARNING: DISCLAIMER: The below uses are based on tradition, scientific theories, or limited research. They often have not been thoroughly tested in humans, and safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider. There may be other proposed uses that are not listed below.
Adrenal support, allergies, antispasmodic, bronchitis, colds, dermatitis, diaphoretic, dysentery, expectorant, inflammation, joint pain, laxative, rheumatism.
               
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