- What other names is Levant Berry known by?
- What is Levant Berry?
- How does Levant Berry work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Levant Berry.
Anamirta cocculus, Anamirta paniculata, Coca de Levante, Cocculus, Cocculus indicus, Cocculus lacunosus, Cocculus suberosus, Coculus Fructus, Coque du Levant, Fish Berries, Fish Killer, Hockle Elderberry, Indian Berry, Levant Nut, Louseberry, Menispermum cocculus, Menispermum lacunosum, Poisonberry.
Some people take levant berry to treat abnormal movement of the eyeball and dizziness. Picrotoxin that is taken from levant berry seeds is used for epilepsy, night sweats, and as a stimulant.
Some people apply levant berry powder directly to the skin to treat a skin disease called scabies.
In India, levant berry leaves are inhaled as snuff to relieve malaria. Whole fruits are used for paralyzing fish and killing birds or dogs. Jungle tribes apply picrotoxin taken from the seeds to arrow tips for hunting. Picrotoxin used to be used to paralyze fish in the fishing industry. Extracts are applied to the skin for treating lice.
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- Abnormal movements of the eyeball.
- Night sweats.
- Use as a stimulant.
- Scabies, when a powder is applied to the skin.
- Lice, when extracts are applied to the skin.
- Malaria, when the leaves are inhaled.
- Other conditions.
central nervous system, irritates the stomach and intestines, and stimulates the brain causing changes in breathing. It also slows heart rate and increases blood pressure.
headache, dizziness, nausea, coordination problems, depression, spasms, twitching, increased saliva, vomiting, increased emptying of the bowels, rapid breathing, drowsiness, irregular heartbeat, decreased heart rate, unconsciousness, and death.
Levant berry may also be UNSAFE when put on the skin.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy or breast-feeding: It is UNSAFE to take levant berry. It is poisonous and can cause death. Don't use it.
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