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Generic: Yucca
treats Hypercholesterolemia
               



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Safety

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Allergies

Avoid in individuals with a known allergy or hypersensitivity to yucca (Yucca schidigera) or its constituents.

Side Effects and Warnings

There are very few reports of yucca and its adverse effects. Of the available literature, there is some information on contact urticaria (hives) and allergic rhinitis (hay fever) caused by yucca. Use cautiously in patients taking antihyperlipidemia (cholesterol lowering) agents.

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Yucca is not recommended in pregnant or breastfeeding women due to a lack of available scientific evidence.

Interactions

Interactions with Drugs

Alexin extracted from Yucca gloriosa flowers may have a broad spectrum of antifungal activity. Use cautiously when taking yucca with other antifungal agents.

Yuccaols and resveratrol from yucca may reduce inflammation. Use cautiously when taking yucca with other anti- inflammatory agents.

Ingestion of a blend of Yucca schidigera and Quillaja saponaria extract filtrates may decrease total and LDL cholesterol levels in hypercholesterolemic patients. Caution is advised when taking yucca with other cholesterol- lowering agents.

Although not well studied in humans, yuccaols and resveratrol from yucca may reduce cell proliferation. Caution is advised in patients with cancer and in those taking anticancer agents.

Yucca may have antioxidant activity. Caution is advised when taking yucca with other antioxidant agents.

Although not well studied in humans, yucca leaf protein isolated from the leaves of Yucca recurvifolia Salisb. inhibited herpes simplex virus type 1, herpes simplex virus type 2, and human cytomegalovirus. Use cautiously in patients taking antiviral agents.

Interactions with Herbs and Dietary Supplements

Alexin extracted from Yucca gloriosa flowers may have a broad spectrum of antifungal activity. Use cautiously when taking yucca with other antifungal agents.

Yuccaols and resveratrol from yucca may reduce inflammation. Use cautiously when taking yucca with other anti- inflammatory herbs or supplements.

Although not well studied in humans, yuccaols and resveratrol from yucca may reduce cell proliferation. Caution is advised in patients with cancer and in those taking anticancer herbs or supplements.

Yucca may have antioxidant activity. Caution is advised when taking yucca with other antioxidant herbs or supplements.

Although not well studied in humans, yucca leaf protein isolated from the leaves of Yucca recurvifolia Salisb. inhibited herpes simplex virus type 1, herpes simplex virus type 2, and human cytomegalovirus. Use cautiously in patients taking antiviral herbs or supplements.

Based on a clinical trial, ingestion of a blend Yucca schidigera and Quillaja saponaria extract filtrates may decrease total and LDL cholesterol levels of hypercholesterolemic patients. Caution is advised in patients with hypercholesterolemia, hyperlipidemia and in those taking herbs or supplements, such as red yeast rice, for these conditions.

               
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