Bogbean

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What other names is Bogbean known by?

Buckbean, Herbe à Canards, Marsh Trefoil, Ményanthe, Ményanthe Trèfle d'Eau, Ményanthe Trifolié, Ményanthe à Trois Feuilles, Menyanthes, Menyanthes trifoliata, Trébol de Rio, Trèfle d'Eau, Trèfle d'Eau Commun, Trèfle des Marais, Water Shamrock.

What is Bogbean?

Bogbean is a plant. The bogbean fruit resembles a small bean and is commonly found in swamps or bogs, which is the reason for its name. People use the bogbean leaf to make medicine.

Bogbean is used for achy joints (rheumatism), rheumatoid arthritis, loss of appetite, and upset stomach.

In food manufacturing, bogbean is used as a flavoring.

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

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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How does Bogbean work?

Bogbean contains bitter chemicals that can increase the flow of saliva and stomach juices. This might help stimulate the appetite or relieve indigestion.

Are there safety concerns?

Bogbean is safe in food amounts and might be safe for most people when used in medicinal amounts. However, it might be UNSAFE in large quantities. Bogbean can irritate the stomach and intestines and cause diarrhea, pain, nausea, and vomiting.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It might be UNSAFE to take bogbean if you are pregnant. The concern is that bogbean might cause diarrhea. Avoid use.

Diarrhea, dysentery, and colitis: Avoid using bogbean if you have one of these conditions. It could make your condition worse.

Bleeding problems: Bogbean can slow down the clotting process. There is a concern that bogbean might make bleeding problems worse.

Surgery: Bogbean can slow down the clotting process. It might increase the risk of bleeding during and after surgery. Stop using bogbean at least two weeks before a scheduled surgery.

Are there any interactions with medications?



Medications that slow blood clotting (Anticoagulant / Antiplatelet drugs)
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.

Bogbean might slow blood clotting. Taking bogbean along with medications that also slow clotting might increase the chances of bruising and bleeding.

Some medications that slow blood clotting include aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix), diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam, others), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others), naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, others), dalteparin (Fragmin), enoxaparin (Lovenox), heparin, warfarin (Coumadin), and others.

Dosing considerations for Bogbean.

The appropriate dose of bogbean depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for bogbean. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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Reviewed on 3/29/2011 12:35:40 PM

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