Jacob's Ladder

What other names is Jacob's Ladder known by?

Bâton de Jacob, Charity, Échelle de Jacob, English Green Valerian, Escalera de Jacobo, Jacobs Ladder, Polemoine Bleue, Polémoine Bleue, Polémoine Céruléenne, Polemonium caeruleum, Valériane Grecque.

What is Jacob's Ladder?

Jacob's ladder is a plant. The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.

People take Jacob's ladder for fever and swelling (inflammation). They also take it to dry out tissues (as an astringent) and to promote sweating.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Fever.
  • Inflammation.
  • Promoting sweating.
  • Promoting drying of tissues (as an astringent).
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of Jacob's ladder 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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