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CALUMBA

(Jateorhiza Palmata, Jateorhiza Calumb)


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  • Calumba Description
  • Calumba Uses, Health Benefits & Scientific Evidence
  • Calumba Dosage Information
  • Calumba Safety, Cautions & Interactions
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    CALUMBA HERBAL DESCRIPTION

    Calumba (Jateorhiza palmata, Jateorhiza calumba) is a creeping vine of the rainforests of East Africa, often reaching as high as the trees of Mozambique and Madagascar. This plant is a bitter herb, the root of which is valued as an East African herbal remedy for digestion, and as a treatment for a variety of digestive infections such as dysentery. This plant helps stimulate the appetite and digestive tract. It also has a strongly bitter taste and has sedative and antifungal properties.




    calumba root slices


    CALUMBA USES, HEALTH BENEFITS & SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE

    Today Calumba is regarded as a valuable herbal medicine for the treatment of anorexia nervosa. It also help stimulate a poor appetite. This plant also increases the level of digestive secretions which helps breakdown and absorb food. It also helps relieve indigestion. Because it improves absorption, Calumba can aid in treating chronic illnesses because it helps retain nutrients the body needs. It is particularly useful in the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome. This plant is also used to treat dysentery and for expelling worms. Under the supervision of a health care practitioner, small amounts of Calumba can be given during pregnancy to relive morning sickness. Japanese research has shown this plant can help reduce blood pressure.




    calumba leaf


    CALUMBA DOSAGE INFORMATION

    Calumba comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products. To make a decoction, take 1 to 2 teaspoonfuls of the root in 1 cup of cold water and bring to a boil. Drink a cup half an hour before meals. For a tincture, take 1 to 4 ml, 3 times a day. For other formulations, read and follow product label directions.




    calumba flower


    CALUMBA SAFETY, CAUTIONS & INTERACTIONS INFORMATION

    Due to its strong actions, it is best to consult with your health care provider or a qualified herbalist before using Calumba for the treatment of your condition. Do not use while pregnant unless under the strict supervision of your health care practitioner.

    If you are taking any medications (prescription or over-the-counter), it is best to consult with your health care provider before taking this herb for the treatment of your condition. Safety in young children, nursing women, or those with severe liver or kidney disease is not known.





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