Colombo (Wateorhiza Palmate)
Calomba Root, Calumba, Calumbo Root, Cocculus palmatus, Jateorhiza columba, Jateorhiza miersii, Jateorhiza palmate, Menispermum columba, Menispermum palmatum, Wateorhiza palmate.
Colombo is an herb. The root of the plant is used to make medicine.
People take colombo for upset stomach, heartburn, intestinal disorders, and diarrhea.
Colombo can help relax the muscles in the intestinal tract. It might also increase the amount of acid released in the stomach.
Insufficient Evidence for:
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of colombo for these uses.
There isn’t enough information available to know if colombo is safe. Large amounts of colombo may cause vomiting and stomach pain. An overdose of colombo can lead to paralysis and unconsciousness.
Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of colombo during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Minor Interaction. Be watchful with this combination:
Antacids interacts with COLOMBO
Antacids are used to decrease stomach acid. Colombo may increase stomach acid. By increasing stomach acid, colombo might decrease the effectiveness of antacids.
Some antacids include calcium carbonate (Tums, others), dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate (Rolaids, others), magaldrate (Riopan), magnesium sulfate (Bilagog), aluminum hydroxide (Amphojel), and others.
Medications that decrease stomach acid (H2-Blockers) interacts with COLOMBO
Colombo might increase stomach acid. By increasing stomach acid, colombo might decrease the effectiveness of some medications that decrease stomach acid, called H2-blockers.
Some medications that decrease stomach acid include cimetidine (Tagamet), ranitidine (Zantac), nizatidine (Axid), and famotidine (Pepcid).
Medications that decrease stomach acid (Proton pump inhibitors) interacts with COLOMBO
Colombo might increase stomach acid. By increasing stomach acid, colombo might decrease the effectiveness of medications that are used to decrease stomach acid, called proton pump inhibitors.
Some medications that decrease stomach acid include omeprazole (Prilosec), lansoprazole (Prevacid), rabeprazole (Aciphex), pantoprazole (Protonix), and esomeprazole (Nexium).