• nervous conditions following chronic disease or stress-induced restlessness
• over-excitation of nerves
• attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD, ADD)
• movement disorders
- delirium tremens
- restless leg syndrome
- muscular fasciculations
• low libido (traditional use)
• erectile dysfunction (ED )
• Alkaloids (E.g. Harmaline)
• Cyanogenic Glycoside
• Tincture (1:5 in 40% EtOH): 2-4 ml tid
• Liquid extract (1:1 in 25% EtOH): 1-2 ml tid
• Infusion: (dried herb): 1-2 tsp tid
Generally considered safe when used as indicated.
• Benzodiazepines • caution because it binds to similar receptors and may potentiate or interfere with their effects.
• Marijuana • in vivo studies shows it helps mitigate the loss of libido experience by chronic cannabinoid use.
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