Desmodium is a plant native to Africa and Latin America, which possesses therapeutic properties in certain liver diseases such as viral hepatitis A and B, and liver damage of toxic origin. It can help against certain allergies. It can also stimulate the immune system, especially during chemotherapy. The side effects of Desmodium take the form of digestive disorders: nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. However, these side effects are rarely reported.