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Calotropis gigantea benefits

Calotropis is a plant. People use the bark and root bark for medicine.

Despite serious safety concerns, calotropis is used for digestive disorders including diarrheaconstipation and stomach ulcers; for painful conditions including toothachecramps, and joint pain; and for parasitic infections including elephantiasis and worms. Some people use calotropis for syphilis, boils, inflammation (swelling), epilepsy, hysteria, fever, muscular spasm, warts, leprosygout, snakebites, and cancer.

In inhalation therapy, smoke from the bark is inhaled for coughsasthma, and to cause sweating.

How does it work?

Calotropis contains chemicals that might help thin mucous and make it easier to cough up. In studies in animals, calotropis has shown some activity against pain, inflammation, bacteria, fever, and ulcers caused by alcohol and medications such as aspirinindomethacin (Indocin), and others.

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