||Folk uses include constipation, diabetes, gastritis, headache (migrane), menstrual disorders and as a vasoconstrictor (Johnson, 2002).
|Formulations used by Informants
||Beta-phenylethylamine and tyramine (Kay 1996).
|Potential Adverse Effects
||Potent vasoconstrictor, may cause hypertension. Ergot-like effects could have uterine-stimulant effects. At least one fatality has resulted from tea made from the berries. Also contact dermatitis (Kay 1996).
|Potential Medication Interactions
||Hypertensive medication-may decrease effects. Cardiovascular medication-may cause hypertension (Johnson 2002).