Generic: Tylophora asthmatica
Adults (over 18 years old)
There is no proven effective dose for tylophora. Traditionally, doses of 250 milligrams 1- 3 times daily, standardized to 0.1% of tylophorine per dose, and doses of 30- 60 milligrams twice daily standardized to 0.15% of tylophorine have been used. One clinical trial reports using 350 milligrams of tylophora leaf placed in a capsule and given once daily for seven days. Some experts have used tylophora leaf taken in the amount of 200- 400 milligrams dried herb daily. A clinical trial reports the use of one tylophora leaf taken orally daily in the morning for six days. One clinical trial reports the use of 40mg of alcoholic extract of Tylophora indica daily for six days.
There are reports using 400- 500 milligrams of alkaloid tylophora in powder form given once daily to asthmatic patients for six days. Another trial used one leaf of tylophora daily for up to 12 days in asthmatic patients.
Children (under 18 years old)
There is no proven effective dose for tylophora in children.
SafetyDISCLAIMER: Many complementary techniques are practiced by healthcare professionals with formal training, in accordance with the standards of national organizations. However, this is not universally the case, and adverse effects are possible. Due to limited research, in some cases only limited safety information is available.
Avoid in individuals with a known allergy or hypersensitivity to tylophora.
Side Effects and Warnings
Tylophora has been reported to cause infrequent nausea, vomiting, change in taste perception and mouth soreness. Rare instances of drowsiness and respiratory distress have also been reported.
Avoid in patients with serious infections, organ transplantation, major systemic disease or major recent surgery.
Pregnancy & Breastfeeding
Tylophora is not recommended in pregnant or breastfeeding women due to a lack of available scientific evidence. Tylophora asthmatica has been reported to have abortion- inducing properties. Many tinctures contain high levels of alcohol, and should be avoided during pregnancy.