Galphimia glauca
Galphimia glauca


Galphimia glauca is a small, evergreen shrub that grows in tropical and subtropical areas of the Americas, including Mexico.

Galphimia glauca might block reactions in the body that cause allergy symptoms. It might also reduce anxiety and have sedative effects.

People use Galphimia glauca for hay fever, anxiety, asthma, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
When taken by mouth: Galphimia glauca is possibly safe when used short-term. Side effects might include tiredness, nausea, and headache.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if Galphimia glauca is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.


There is interest in using Galphimia glauca for a number of purposes, but there isn't enough reliable information to say whether it might be helpful.
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Dosing & administration

There isn't enough reliable information to know what an appropriate dose of Galphimia glauca might be. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult a healthcare professional before using.

Interactions with pharmaceuticals

Sedative medications (CNS depressants)

Interaction Rating=Moderate Be cautious with this combination.

Galphimia glauca might cause sleepiness and slowed breathing. Some medications, called sedatives, can also cause sleepiness and slowed breathing. Taking Galphimia glauca with sedative medications might cause breathing problems and/or too much sleepiness.

Interactions with herbs & supplements

Herbs and supplements with sedative properties: Galphimia glauca might cause sleepiness and slowed breathing. Taking it along with other supplements with similar effects might cause too much sleepiness and/or slowed breathing in some people. Examples of supplements with this effect include hops, kava, L-tryptophan, melatonin, and valerian.

Interactions with foods

There are no known interactions with foods.
Airborne Allergyease Spray
Per 0.52 mL:
Practitioner product
Hayplex N Oral Spray
Per 0.52 mL:
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