Nomame

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Nomame (Cassia nomame) is a medicinal herb native to China that now grows wild in many parts of the world. In folk medicine, nomame is reportedly used to increase urine flow. Hama-cha, a water-based extract of nomame leaves, stems, and pods, is a popular tea in Japan.
Nomame is often an ingredient in weight loss products. However, there is a lack of research on the effects of nomame on body weight and fat breakdown in humans.

Related Terms

Anthraquinoids, anthraquinones, cássia de empingem (Portuguese - Brazil), Cassia mimosoides spp., Cassia nomame, catechins, Chamaecrista mimosoides L., chichani (Marathi), emodic acid, emodin, emodin glycosides, Fabaceae (family), feather-leaved cassia, fish-bone cassia, five-leaf cassia, glucosides, guaiacol peroxidase, hama cha (Japanese), Japanese tea, kawara-ketumei (Japanese), kita, Leguminosae (family), luteolin, luteolin glucosides, mateloi, mateloi lalahi, mimosoides tea, mountain flat-bean, nemucha (Japanese), nomame, nomame herba, patwa ghas (Hindi), phenols, physcion, sensitiva (Portuguese - Brazil), tea senna, ukellela chedip (Palauan).

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These uses have been tested in humans or animals. Safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider.