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Xanthoparmelia

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What other names is Xanthoparmelia known by?

X. scabrosa, Xanthoparmelia scabrosa.

What is Xanthoparmelia?

Xanthoparmelia is a type of lichen. Lichen is an organism that is made up of fungus and algae living together. Xanthoparmelia is used to make medicine.

Xanthoparmelia is used to treat sexual dysfunction, especially erectile dysfunction (ED), as well as to increase sexual desire (as an aphrodisiac). It is also used for cancer.

Products containing xanthoparmelia are often marketed for sexual enhancement. In 2004, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seized numerous brand name supplement products containing xanthoparmelia because these products also contained the prescription drug tadalafil (Cialis). This drug is used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED).

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of xanthoparmelia 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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