Calomba Root, Calumba, Calumbo Root, Cocculus palmatus, Jateorhiza columba, Jateorhiza miersii, Jateorhiza palmata, Menispermum columba, Menispermum palmatum, Wateorhiza palmata.
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.
How does it work?
Colombo can help relax the muscles in the intestinal tract. It might also increase the amount of acid released in the stomach.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Upset stomach.
- Intestinal disorders.
- Other conditions.
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).
There isn't enough information available to know if colombo is safe. Large amounts of colombo may cause vomiting and stomach pain. An overdose of colombo can lead to paralysis and unconsciousness.
AntacidsInteraction Rating: Minor Be cautious with this combination.Talk with your health provider.
Antacids are used to decrease stomach acid. Colombo may increase stomach acid. By increasing stomach acid, colombo might decrease the effectiveness of antacids.
Some antacids include calcium carbonate (Tums, others), dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate (Rolaids, others), magaldrate (Riopan), magnesium sulfate (Bilagog), aluminum hydroxide (Amphojel), and others.
Medications that decrease stomach acid (H2-Blockers)Interaction Rating: Minor Be cautious with this combination.Talk with your health provider.
Colombo might increase stomach acid. By increasing stomach acid, colombo might decrease the effectiveness of some medications that decrease stomach acid, called H2-blockers.
Some medications that decrease stomach acid include cimetidine (Tagamet), ranitidine (Zantac), nizatidine (Axid), and famotidine (Pepcid).
Medications that decrease stomach acid (Proton pump inhibitors)Interaction Rating: Minor Be cautious with this combination.Talk with your health provider.
Colombo might increase stomach acid. By increasing stomach acid, colombo might decrease the effectiveness of medications that are used to decrease stomach acid, called proton pump inhibitors.
Some medications that decrease stomach acid include omeprazole (Prilosec), lansoprazole (Prevacid), rabeprazole (Aciphex), pantoprazole (Protonix), and esomeprazole (Nexium).
The appropriate dose of colombo 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 colombo. 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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