Gambir is a woody, climbing shrub that is a native of China and other southeast parts of Asia. A watery extract taken from the leaves and young shoots can be used for medicinal purposes. The main ingredients of the gambir extract are tannins and catechins.

Gambir's main action is as a sedative. It has the ability to dialate peripheral blood vessels and lower blood pressure. Gambir is a traditional Chinese medicine that has also been used for hypertension, dizziness, and anxiety.

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Cautions Excessive amounts of Gambir may cause diarrhea, nausea, and gastrointestinal pain. Take only the recommended dosage.