By Medically reviewed by hellodoktor


What is adrue used for?

Adrue is found in Jamaica and on the banks of the Nile. It is usually used for digestion problems, such as:

It is also used as a calming agent (sedative).

Adrue may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist, herbalist for more information.

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 adrue?

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

How safe is adrue?

Pregnancy and breastfeeding:

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using this herbal during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking this medication.

Children (under 18 years old)

There is insufficient evidence proven safe or effective dose for adrue in children.


Stop taking adrue at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

Side effects

What kind of side effects may I have from adrue?

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 adrue?

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

Some products that may interact with this drug include:

  • Anti-epileptic agents
  • Benzodiazepines such as lorazepam (ativan®) or diazepam (valium®)
  • Barbiturates such as phenobarbital
  • Narcotics such as codeine
  • Some antidepressants
  • Alcohol


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 adrue?

Adrue Liquid Extract (Cyperus articulatus) 2 oz 60ml:

Take 30 drops (1 ml) 2-3 times daily of a concentrated 3:4 extract or as directed by a health care professional.

Besides, the root of adrue are steeped in warm water and made into a tea.

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 adrue come in?

This herbal supplement may be available in the following dosage forms:

  • Adrue Liquid Extract (Cyperus articulatus) 2 oz 60ml

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

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Review Date: May 6, 2017 | Last Modified: September 12, 2019

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