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What other names is Colombo known by?

Calomba Root, Calumba, Calumbo Root, Cocculus palmatus, Jateorhiza columba, Jateorhiza miersii, Jateorhiza palmata, Menispermum columba, Menispermum palmatum, Wateorhiza palmata.

What is Colombo?

Colombo is an herb. The root of the plant is used to make medicine.

People take colombo for upset stomach, heartburn, intestinal disorders, and diarrhea.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Upset stomach.
  • Heartburn.
  • Intestinal disorders.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of colombo for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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