Ground Pine

What other names is Ground Pine known by?

Ajuga chamaepitys, Bugle, Bugle Jaune, Bugle Petit Pin, Búgula Amarilla, Ive, Ivette, Teucrium chamaepitys, Yellow Bugle.

What is Ground Pine?

Ground pine is a plant. The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.

People take ground pine for gout, muscle and joint pain (rheumatism), fluid retention (edema), a disease that involves generalized hardening of tissue (sclerosis), and malaria. Women take it to start their menstrual periods and to treat other "female complaints." Ground pine is sometimes used as a tonic and to cause sweating.

Some people apply ground pine directly to the skin for wound healing.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Gout.
  • Joint and muscle pain (rheumatism).
  • Malaria.
  • Fluid retention (edema).
  • Causing sweating.
  • Starting menstrual periods.
  • Use as a tonic.
  • Wounds, when applied to the skin.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of ground pine 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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