Hedge-Hyssop

What other names is Hedge-hyssop known by?

Gratiola, Gratiola officinalis, Gratiole, Gratiole Officinale, Gratiole de Virginie, Hedge Hyssop, Herbe à Pauvre Homme, Herbe au Pauvre Homme.

What is Hedge-hyssop?

Hedge-hyssop is a plant. The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.

Despite serious safety concerns, people take hedge-hyssop to treat liver disorders, cause vomiting, empty the bowels, increase urination, and eliminate intestinal parasites.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Treating liver disorders.
  • Removing parasites from the intestines.
  • Emptying the bowels.
  • Increasing urination.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of hedge-hyssop 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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