Japanese persimmon

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Uses

What is Japanese persimmon used for?

Japanese persimmon is a plant. People eat the fruit, or use the fruit and leaf for medicine.

Japanese persimmon is used for high blood pressure, fluid retention, constipation, hiccough, and stroke. It is also used for improving blood flow and reducing body temperature.

How does it work?

There are not enough studies about how Japanese persimmon works. Please discuss with your herbalist or doctor for more information. However, it is known that Japanese persimmon contains chemicals that might lower blood pressure and body temperature, as well as have other effects on the body.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Japanese persimmon?

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 Japanese persimmon 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 Japanese persimmon?

There isn’t enough information available to know if Japanese persimmon is safe for medicinal use.

Special precautions & warnings

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

Low blood pressure: Japanese persimmon might lower blood pressure. There is some concern that it might make low blood pressure worse or interfere with treatment intended to raise low blood pressure.

Surgery: Japanese persimmon might lower blood pressure. Some surgeons worry that Japanese persimmon might interfere with blood pressure control during and after surgery. Stop using Japanese persimmon at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

Side effects

What kind of side effects may I have from Japanese persimmon?

The fruit, eaten as food, can cause allergic reactions.

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.

Interactions

What interactions may I have with Japanese persimmon?

Japanese persimmon may interact with your current medications or medical conditions. Consult with your herbalist or doctor before using.

Products that may interact with Japanese persimmon include:

  • Medications for high blood pressure (Antihypertensive drugs)

Japanese persimmon seems to decrease blood pressure. Taking Japanese persimmon along with medications for high blood pressure might cause your blood pressure to go too low.

Some medications for high blood pressure include captopril (Capoten), enalapril (Vasotec), losartan (Cozaar), valsartan (Diovan), diltiazem (Cardizem), amlodipine (Norvasc), hydrochlorothiazide (HydroDiuril), furosemide (Lasix), and many others.

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 Japanese persimmon?

The dose for Japanese persimmon 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 Japanese persimmon come in?

Japanese persimmon may be available in the following forms:

  • Raw Japanese persimmon

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

Review Date: November 24, 2017 | Last Modified: November 28, 2017

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