Dodder

What other names is Dodder known by?

Atermoyer, Beggarweed, Chinese Dodder, Cuscuta, Cuscuta chinensis, Cuscuta epithymum, Cuscutae, Cuscute, Cuscute Chinoise, Cuscute à Petites Fleurs, Cuscute du Thym, Devil's Guts, Dodder of Thyme, Hellweed, Japanese Dedder, Lesser Dodder, Petite Cuscute, Scaldweed, Semen Cuscutae, Strangle Tare, Tu Si Zi, Tu Sizi.

What is Dodder?

Dodder is an herb. People use the parts that grow above the ground to make medicine.

Dodder is used to treat urinary tract, spleen, and hepatic disorders.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Bladder problems.
  • Liver problems.
  • Spleen problems.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of dodder 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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