Pellitory

What other names is Pellitory known by?

Akarakarabha, Akarkara, Anacyclus pyrethrum, Anthemis pyrethrum, Camomille Marocaine, Camomille Pyrèthre, Pelitre, Pyrèthre d'Afrique, Racine Salivaire, Sainte Hildegarde, Salivaire, Spanish Pellitory.

What is Pellitory?

Pellitory is a plant. The root is used to make medicine.

People take pellitory for treating arthritis and for improving digestion.

Pellitory is sometimes applied directly to the gums for toothaches and to the skin to kill insects.

Don't confuse pellitory with another plant called pellitory-of-the-wall.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Arthritis.
  • Improving digestion.
  • Toothaches, when applied to the gums.
  • Killing insects, when applied to the skin.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of pellitory 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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