HOLLYHOCK

HOLLYHOCK
HOLLYHOCK: Vitamin K - Essential for blood clotting and bone health. Supports heart health and aids in preventing osteoporosis and cardiovascular diseases. Found in leafy greens and fermented foods.
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Uses & Effectiveness

Overview

Hollyhock is a plant. The seed, root, stem, leaf, and flower are used as medicine.

Hollyhock is used for pain, stomach ulcers, wound healing, diabetes, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

HOLLYHOCK is rich in vitamin C and historically known for its medicinal properties, which include soothing and healing effects on the skin, making it a natural remedy for acne, eczema, and sunburns.

Side Effects

When taken by mouth: There isn't enough reliable information to know if hollyhock is safe or what the side effects might be.

When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if hollyhock is safe or what the side effects might be.

Interactions

    Moderate Interaction

    Be cautious with this combination

  • Medications for diabetes (Antidiabetes drugs) interacts with HOLLYHOCK

    Hollyhock might lower blood sugar levels. Diabetes medications are also used to lower blood sugar. Taking hollyhock along with diabetes medications might cause your blood sugar to go too low. Monitor your blood sugar closely. The dose of your diabetes medication might need to be changed.
    Some medications used for diabetes include glimepiride (Amaryl), glyburide (DiaBeta, Glynase PresTab, Micronase), insulin, metformin (Glucophage), pioglitazone (Actos), rosiglitazone (Avandia), chlorpropamide (Diabinese), glipizide (Glucotrol), tolbutamide (Orinase), and others.

Special Precautionsand Warnings

When taken by mouth: There isn't enough reliable information to know if hollyhock is safe or what the side effects might be.

When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if hollyhock is safe or what the side effects might be. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if hollyhock is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Diabetes: Hollyhock might lower blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. Watch for signs of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and monitor your blood sugar carefully if you have diabetes and use hollyhock.

Surgery: Hollyhock might lower blood sugar and might interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgery. Stop taking hollyhock at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

Dosing

The appropriate dose of hollyhock 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 hollyhock. 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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