American Hellebore

What other names is American Hellebore known by?

American Veratrum, American White Hellebore, Bugbane, Devil's Bite, Earth Gall, Eléboro Americano, Eléboro Verde, False Hellebore, Faux Hellébore, Green Hellebore, Green Veratrum, Indian Poke, Itchweed, Tabac du Diable, Tickleweed, Varaire Vert, Vératre Vert, Veratro Verde, Veratrum eschscholtzii, Veratrum viride.

What is American Hellebore?

American hellebore is a plant. The bulb and root are used to make medicine.

Despite serious safety concerns, American hellebore has been used for epilepsy, spasms, high blood pressure, fever, fluid retention, and nervousness.

In manufacturing, American hellebore has been used as an insecticide.

Don't confuse American hellebore with European hellebore and pheasant's eye (false hellebore).

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of American hellebore for these uses.

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