Other Name(s):

Andrachne aspera, Andrachne cordifolia, Andrachne phyllanthoides.


Andrachne is a plant. It is used to make medicine, primarily in Yemen. People in Yemen use andrachne to treat eye swelling (inflammation).

How does it work?

There isn't enough information to know how andrachne might work as a medicine.

Uses & Effectiveness

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Eye swelling (inflammation).
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of andrachne 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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Side Effects

There isn't enough information to know if andrachne 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 andrachne during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.


The appropriate dose of andrachne depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for andrachne. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.


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Reviewed on 6/14/2021

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