Galphimia glauca

By Medically reviewed by Hello Doktor Medical Panel

Uses

What is galphimia glauca used for?

Galphimia glauca is a small evergreen shrub found in the tropical areas of Mexico and Central America.

People take Galphimia glauca by mouth for hay fever caused by ragweed, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), asthma, bloody diarrhea, fever, and seizures.

How does it work?

There are not enough studies about how galphimia glauca works. Please discuss with your herbalist or doctor for more information. However, it is known that galphimia glauca might block reactions in the body that cause allergy symptoms. It might also reduce anxiety and have sedative effects.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using galphimia glauca?

Consult with your doctor or pharmacist or herbalist, if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription.
  • You have allergy with any substances of galphimia glauca or other medications or other herbs.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
  • You have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.

The regulations for an herb are less strict than the regulations for a drug. More studies are needed to determine its safety. The benefits of taking this herb must outweigh the risks before use. Consult with your herbalist or doctor for more information.

How safe is galphimia glauca?

Galphimia glauca is likely safe when taken by mouth in homeopathic (diluted) amounts, short-term. Homeopathic formulations have been used safely for up to 5 weeks. However, homeopathic products contain no measureable amount of active ingredient.

Galphimia glauca is possibly safe when taken by mouth and appropriately as medicine, short-term. Capsules containing 310 milligrams of Galphimia glauca have been used safely for up to 4 weeks.

Special precautions & warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking Galphimia glauca if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use. However, if it is used as a homeopathic (diluted) preparation, it is unlikely that Galphimia glauca would have any side effect on pregnancy or breast-feeding. This is because most homeopathic preparations contain little or no active ingredient.

Side effects

What kind of side effects may I have from galphimia glauca?

If you have any concerns about side effects, please consult your herbalist or doctor.

Interactions

What interactions may I have with galphimia glauca?

Galphimia glauca may interact with your current medications or medical conditions. Consult with your herbalist or doctor before using.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for medical advice. ALWAYS consult your herbalist or doctor before using this medication.

What is the usual dose for galphimia glauca?

The dose for galphimia glauca may be different for every patient. The dose that you take depends on your age, health, and several other conditions. Herbs are not always safe. Please discuss with your herbalist or doctor for your appropriate dosage.

What form does galphimia glauca come in?

Galphimia glauca may be available in the following forms:

  • Raw galphimia glauca
  • Galphimia glauca pellets

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: January 8, 2018 | Last Modified: September 12, 2019

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