What is kousso used for?

Despite serious safety concerns, people take kousso to get rid of tapeworms.

One dose is said to be effective in destroying both kinds of tapeworms, the taenia solium and bothriocephalus latus; but as it possesses little cathartic power, the subsequent administration of a purgative is generally necessary to bring away the destroyed ectozoon.

How does it work?

There are not enough studies about how this herbal supplement works. Please discuss with your herbalist or doctor for more information.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using kousso?

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

How safe is kousso?

Kousso is unsafe. It can cause irritation of the stomach and intestines, stomach pain, increased salivation, headache, weakness, unconsciousness, vision disorders, spasms, and shock.

Special precautions & warnings:

While taking kousso isn’t safe for anyone, some people should be especially careful to avoid it.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It’s unsafe to take kousso if you are pregnant. In addition to serious side effects for the mother, it might cause a miscarriage. It’s also unsafe to take kousso if you are breast-feeding.

Stomach or intestinal problems: kousso can irritate the stomach and intestines. Don’t use it if you have a digestive tract condition.

Side effects

What kind of side effects may I have from kousso?

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about side effects, please consult your herbalist or doctor.


What interactions may I have with kousso?

This herbal supplement may interact with your current medications or medical conditions. Consult with your herbalist or doctor before using.


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 kousso?

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

What form does kousso come in?

This herbal supplement may be available in the following dosage forms: fluid extract, tea.

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

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