Thunder god vine

Last Updated: September 28 2022

Tripterygium wilfordii (Thunder God Vine) is a Traditional Chinese Medicine that appears to be effective for the treatment of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, but has toxicity associated per se and a low therapeutic threshold.

Thunder god vine is most often used for

What else is Thunder god vine known as?
Note that Thunder god vine is also known as:
  • Thunder God Vine
  • Tripterygium Wilfordii
Dosage information

It should be noted that this plant has a very low therapeutic index (difference between the effective dose and the toxic dose) and that overdosing is both easy to do and critical; supplementation is usually avoided for this reason.

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