Yucca (Herbs/Suppl)

Brand and Other Names:adams needle, aloe yucca, more...bear grass, dagger plant, Joshua tree, Mohave yucca, Our Lord's candle, soapweed, Spanish bayonet
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Suggested Dosing

No typical dosing guidelines

Traditionally 380-490 mg of powdered yucca stalk or root BID-TID

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Suggested Uses

FDA-approved food additive

Orally

Osteoarthritis, hypertension, migraine headaches, colitis, hypercholesterolemia, stomach disorders, diabetes, poor circulation, and liver & gallbladder disorders

Topically

Sores, skin diseases, inflammation, bleeding, sprains, broken limbs, joint pain, baldness, & dandruff

Efficacy

Unreliable clinical evidence for the treatment of osteoarthritis

May reduce hypercholesterolemia & hypertension with diet & exercise

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Adverse Effects

None at routine doses

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Warnings

Cautions

May cause loose stools in high doses

Causes hemolysis in vitro, but never demonstrated in humans

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Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy Category: N/A

Lactation: N/A

Pregnancy Categories

A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

NA:Information not available.

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Pharmacology

Metabolism: N/A

Excretion: N/A

Mechanism of Action

May work by blocking intestinal release of toxins that inhibit normal cartilage formation

Contains saponins & the antioxidant resveratrol

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