Moneywort

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What other names is Moneywort known by?

Creeping Jenny, Creeping Joan, Herb Two-Pence, Herbe aux Écus, Lysimachia nummularia, Lysimaque nummulaire, Lysimaque Rampante, Meadow Runagates, Running Jenny, Serpentaria, String of Sovereigns, Twopenny Grass, Wandering Jenny, Wandering Tailor.

What is Moneywort?

Moneywort is a plant. It is used to make medicine.

People take moneywort to treat diarrhea, increase the flow of saliva, and loosen mucus so it can be coughed up.

Moneywort is sometimes applied directly to the skin as a gel, ointment, or drops to treat eczema, kill bacteria, and dry the skin (as an astringent).

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Diarrhea.
  • Increasing saliva.
  • Loosening mucus (as an expectorant) .
  • Skin problems such as eczema, when applied to the skin.
  • Killing bacteria, when applied to the skin.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of moneywort 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 Moneywort work?

There isn't enough information to know how moneywort might work.

Are there safety concerns?

There isn't enough information to know if moneywort might be safe.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

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

Dosing considerations for Moneywort.

The appropriate dose of moneywort 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 moneywort. 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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