Iporuru
Iporuru

Background

Iporuru (Alchornea castaneifolia) is a tree native to Africa and the Amazon rainforest. The bark, leaves, and root are sometimes used to make medicine.

People take iporuru for joint pain, acute pain, diabetes, airway infections, and many other purposes, but there is no good scientific evidence to support any use.
When taken by mouth: There isn't enough reliable information to know if iporuru is safe or what the side effects might be.

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

Effectiveness

There is interest in using iporuru 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 iporuru 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 Iporuru interacts with any medicines. Before taking Iporuru, 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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