People use durian for fever, high blood pressure, liver disease, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Safety Safety definitions
Durian seeds are POSSIBLY UNSAFE unless cooked. The raw seeds contain chemicals that are thought to be toxic and carcinogenic.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if durian is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Diabetes: There is concern that durian fruit might make diabetes worse if eaten regularly. It increases blood sugar levels more than other fruits, such as bananas or mangos.
- A hormonal disorder that causes enlarged ovaries with cysts (polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS).
- Common cold.
- High blood pressure.
- Increasing sexual desire in healthy people.
- Indigestion (dyspepsia).
- Infection of the intestines by parasites.
- Liver disease.
- Sexual desire.
- Skin diseases.
- Wound healing.
- Other conditions.
Dosing & administration
Interactions with pharmaceuticals
Interaction Rating=Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
The body breaks down alcohol to get rid of it. Durian might decrease how quickly the body breaks down alcohol. Drinking alcohol and taking durian might increase the effects and side effects of alcohol. Don't drink any alcohol if you are taking durian.