Haronga (Harungana madagascariensis) is a tree that grows in tropical parts of Africa. The bark and leaves have been used as medicine.

Haronga might cause the gallbladder, pancreas, and stomach to produce more digestive juices.

People take haronga for indigestion (dyspepsia), pancreas problems, and liver and gallbladder disorders, but there's no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
When taken by mouth: There isn't enough reliable information to know if haronga is safe or what the side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

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

Pancreas problems: Haronga might make pancreas problems worse. Avoid use.

Gallstones and other gallbladder problems: Haronga might make gallbladder and bile duct problems worse. Avoid use.

Blocked intestines (bowel obstruction): Haronga might cause serious problems in people with blocked intestines. Avoid use.


There is interest in using haronga 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 haronga 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

It is not known if Haronga interacts with any medicines. Before taking Haronga, talk with your healthcare professional if you take any medications.

Interactions with herbs & supplements

There are no known interactions with herbs and supplements.

Interactions with foods

There are no known interactions with foods.
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