Lavender Cotton

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What other names is Lavender Cotton known by?

Abrótano Hembra, Brótano, Cipresillo, Fausse Sanguenitte, Garde-Robe, Guardarropa, Lavande-Coton, Petit Cyprès, Santolina, Santolina chamaecyparissus, Santoline, Santoline Argentée, Santoline Blanche, Santoline Petit-Cyprès, Santoline Petit Cyprès.

What is Lavender Cotton?

Lavender cotton is a plant. The parts that grow above the ground and root bark are used to make medicine.

People take lavender cotton for digestion problems, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), worms, yellowed skin (jaundice), swelling, and muscle spasms.

Lavender cotton is sometimes applied directly to the skin to repel insects. It has a very strong smell.

Don't confuse lavender cotton with lavender. They are different plants and have very different scents.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of lavender cotton 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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How does Lavender Cotton work?

There isn't enough information available to know how lavender cotton might work.

Are there safety concerns?

There isn't enough information available to know if lavender cotton is safe.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of lavender cotton during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Allergy to ragweed, daisies, and related plants: Lavender cotton may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to the Asteraceae/Compositae plant family. Members of this family include ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and many others. If you have allergies, be sure to check with your healthcare provider before taking lavender cotton.

Dosing considerations for Lavender Cotton.

The appropriate dose of lavender cotton depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for lavender cotton. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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Reviewed on 3/29/2011 12:35:40 PM

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