Special precautions & warnings
Some people may also experience allergic reactions to the plant. In case you experience skin irritation or inflammation, refrain from using the plant and consult your doctor as soon as possible.
If taken in unusually large doses, you may experience a few hiccups, dizziness, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and vomiting. Some even lose consciousness. Watch out for certain allergic reactions as well. If you develop skin rashes or experience swelling of the ankles, skin itchiness, or increase in body temperature, stop using the plant and contact a physician immediately.
Avoid using the niyog-niyogan plant if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
With regards to medicinal interactions, there is no clear information as to how the niyog-niyogan reacts with other drugs or herbal components. If you are currently on medication, consult your doctor first before taking niyog-niyogan seeds.
The key here is to use niyog-niyogan only within the recommended dosage. Remember that there are serious side effects to consuming niyog-niyogan like fainting and vomiting if taken beyond the normal dose. Additionally, refrain from giving this herbal medication to other people without knowing their medical history first.
Dosage and Form
What is the usual dose for niyog-niyogan?
Children who are below four years old should not be given niyog-niyogan seeds.
Preparation & Use:
The seeds of the niyog-niyogan plant is known to be anthelmintic, which basically means that it has the capacity to expel harmful intestinal worms like Ascaris and Trichinella. Make sure that you only use dried matured seeds.
These mature seeds are eaten in its raw form, usually after dinner.
For adults, take at least 10 niyog-niyogan seeds for best results.
Children aged 4 to 7 years old, let them take at least four seeds.
For children aged 8 to 9 years old, they can take around six seeds.
Children aged 10 to 12 years old, they can eat not more than seven seeds.
Bonus: Boil the roots of the niyog-niyogan plant to alleviate rheumatic pain and use niyog-niyogan fruits to relieve horrible toothache.
What form does niyog-niyogan come in?
As an effective way to get rid of intestinal worms, especially Trichina and Ascaris, use the niyog-niyogan mature dried seeds only in its raw form.