Iporuru

By Medically reviewed by hellodoktor

Uses

What is iporuru used for?

Iporuru is a plant. The bark, leaves, and root are used to make medicine.
People take iporuru for painful conditions including joint and muscle pain (rheumatism), headache, and toothache. Women take it for painful or abnormal menstrual periods.
Some people take iporuru to treat coughs and swollen airways (bronchitis) or to stimulate digestion and treat diarrhea. Other uses include treatment of thrush and ringworm, which are fungal infections; malaria, a parasitic infection; and leprosy, a bacterial infection.
Men take iporuru for erectile dysfunction (ED, impotence).
Iporuru is also used for lowering blood sugar levels in people with diabetes; and for treating snakebite, chills, redness and swelling of the eye (conjunctivitis), gonorrhea, chancre sores, hemorrhoids, yellowed skin (jaundice), and water retention. It is also used for causing vomiting. Some people use it to increase sexual desire (as an aphrodisiac). iporuru is sometimes applied directly to the skin for arthritis, colds, rheumatism, and stingray wounds.

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 iporuru?

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 iporuru 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 iporuru must outweigh the risks before use. Consult with your herbalist or doctor for more information.

How safe is iporuru?

It is not known if iporuru is safe or what the possible side effects might be.

Special precautions & warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of iporuru during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Side effects

What kind of side effects may I have from iporuru?

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

Interactions

What interactions may I have with iporuru?

Iporuru 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 iporuru?

The dose for iporuru 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 iporuru come in?

Iporuru may be available in the following dosage forms:

  • Fluid extract;
  • Powder;
  • Tincture;

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

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Review Date: June 26, 2017 | Last Modified: September 12, 2019

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