Canadian Hemp

What other names is Canadian Hemp known by?

Apocino del Canadá, Apocyn Chanvrin, Apocynum cannabinum, Bitter Root, Cáñamo Canadiense, Cáñamo Indio, Catchfly, Chanvre Canadien, Chanvre du Canada, Chanvre Sauvage, Dogbane, Fly-Trap, Honeybloom, Indian-Hemp, Indian Physic, Milk Ipecac, Milkweed, Wallflower, Wild Cotton.

What is Canadian Hemp?

Canadian hemp is an herb. The root of Canadian hemp is used for medicine.

Despite serious safety concerns, Canadian hemp is used for arthritis, asthma, coughs, bloating, and syphilis. It is also used for heart problems including valvular insufficiency, "senile heart," and weak heart muscles following pneumonia. Canadian hemp is also used to flush fluids out of the body by increasing urine flow.

Some people apply the fresh juice of Canadian hemp directly to the skin for warts.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Heart problems.
  • Increasing urine production.
  • Asthma.
  • Coughs.
  • Swelling.
  • Syphilis.
  • Warts, when applied to the skin.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of Canadian hemp 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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