Trichopus zeylanicus
Trichopus zeylanicus

Background

Trichopus zeylanicus is a rare plant that is native to India. The fruit is used as a food, and the leaves and fruit are sometimes used as medicine.

Some chemicals in Trichopus zeylanicus might stimulate the immune system and improve sex drive.

People use Trichopus zeylanicus for stomach ulcers, sexual problems that prevent satisfaction during sexual activity, obesity, and 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 Trichopus zeylanicus 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 Trichopus zeylanicus is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

"Auto-immune diseases" such as multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), or other conditions: Trichopus zeylanicus might cause the immune system to become more active, and this could increase the symptoms of auto-immune diseases. If you have one of these conditions, it's best to avoid using Trichopus zeylanicus.

Effectiveness

There is interest in using Trichopus zeylanicus 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 Trichopus zeylanicus 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

Medications that decrease the immune system (Immunosuppressants)

Interaction Rating=Moderate Be cautious with this combination.

Trichopus zeylanicus can increase the activity of the immune system. Some medications, such as those used after a transplant, decrease the activity of the immune system. Taking Trichopus zeylanicus along with these medications might decrease the effects of these 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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