Mercury Herb

What other names is Mercury Herb known by?

Chou de Chien, Foirolle, Merculiare, Mercurial, Mercuriale, Mercuriale Annuelle, Mercuriale des Jardins, Mercurialis annua, Ortie Bâtarde, Ortiga Muerta, Vignette.

What is Mercury Herb?

Mercury herb is a plant. People use the flowering plant, root, and root-like stem (rhizome) of the plant to make medicine.

Despite serious safety concerns, mercury herb is used for treating constipation, fluid retention, swelling with pus, as well diseases of the stomach, intestines, and urinary tract.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Inflammation with pus.
  • Constipation.
  • Fluid retention.
  • Digestive tract diseases.
  • Bladder and kidney diseases.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of mercury herb 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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