What other names is Masterwort known by?

Berce Commune, Berce Laineuse, Berce Très Grande, Cow Cabbage, Cow Parsnip, Heracleum lanatum, Heracleum maximum, Heracleum montanum, Heracleum sphondylium, Heracleum sphondylium subsp. montanum, Hogweed, Imperatoria, Madnep, Radix Pimpinelle Franconiae, Woolly Parsnip, Youthwort.

What is Masterwort?

Masterwort is a plant. People use it to make medicine.

Despite safety concerns, people take masterwort for relief of muscle cramps, stomach disorders, digestive problems, diarrhea, and swelling of the tissue that lines the stomach and intestines.

There have been some reports that masterwort is used as a replacement to "stretch" greater burnet-saxifrage (Pimpinella major) products.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Muscle cramps.
  • Stomach disorders.
  • Digestion problems.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Swelling (inflammation) of the lining of the stomach and intestines.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of masterwort 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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