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Sutherlandia and AIDS Patients - Summary of a field trip in South Africa... more...



 

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Thesis: The influence of Sutherlandia frutescens on adrenalcytochrome P450 11ß-hydroxylase by Catherine Anne Sergeant

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Workers harvest a cultivated field of SutherlandiaIn keeping with World Health Organisation guidelines of the assessment of herbal medicines, Sutherlandia is generally regarded as safe on the basis of its long history of safe use in South Africa. No severe adverse effects are known.

Known side-effects include occasional reports of dry mouth, occasional reports of mild diuretic effect; occasional reports of loose stool, occasional reports of constipation. Slight dizziness has been occasionally noted in very wasted and weak patients (e.g. in an ill adult weighing 35kg) who take Sutherlandia without meals this is corrected by instructing wasted patients to take the product after meals.

Although there is a well-established traditional use of taking Sutherlandia in pregnancy, this is not recommended until there is further evidence of safety during pregnancy.

There were no deaths in mice given the enormous dose of 1,500mg/kg by mouth.

 

 

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