X. scabrosa, Xanthoparmelia scabrosa.
Xanthoparmelia is a type of lichen. Lichen is an organism that is made up of fungus and algae living together. Xanthoparmelia is used to make medicine.
Xanthoparmelia is used to treat sexual dysfunction, especially erectile dysfunction (ED), as well as to increase sexual desire (as an aphrodisiac). It is also used for cancer.
Products containing xanthoparmelia are often marketed for sexual enhancement. In 2004, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seized numerous brand name supplement products containing xanthoparmelia because these products also contained the prescription drug tadalafil (Cialis). This drug is used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED).
There is not enough information available to know how xanthoparmelia might work. It is thought to contain poisonous chemicals.
Insufficient Evidence for:
Sexual dysfunction, including erectile dysfunction (ED).
Increasing sexual desire (as an aphrodisiac).
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of xanthoparmelia for these uses.
Xanthoparmelia might be UNSAFE. It contains poisonous chemicals that can cause healthy body cells to die.
Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Xanthoparmelia seems to be UNSAFE for anyone. But it is especially important for pregnant and breast-feeding women to avoid using it.
We currently have no information for XANTHOPARMELIA Interactions.