Rhatany

What other names is Rhatany known by?

Brazilian Rhatany, Krameria, Krameria argentea, Krameria iluca, Krameria lappacea, Krameria triandra, Mapato, Peruvian Rhatany, Pumacuchu, Raiz Para Los Dientes, Ratanhia, Ratanhiae Radix, Ratanhiawurzel, Ratanhia, Ratanhia du Brésil, Ratanhia du Chili, Ratanhia du Pérou, Ratania, Red Rhatany, Rhatanhia, Rhatania.

What is Rhatany?

Rhatany (Krameria triandra) is a plant that is fairly uncommon. The root is used as medicine. Related plants (other Krameria species) are sometimes secretly added to rhatany preparations to expand the amount of product provided.

People take rhatany for intestinal swelling (enteritis) and chest pain (angina).

Rhatany is sometimes used as a mouthwash or gargle for mild mouth and throat irritation, swollen gums, cracked tongue, and canker sores. It is also applied to the skin for leg ulcers and for swelling and itchiness caused by cold and damp weather (chilblains).

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Intestinal inflammation (enteritis).
  • Chest pain (angina).
  • Leg ulcers, when applied to the skin.
  • Mild mouth and throat irritation, when used as a mouthwash or gargle.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of rhatany 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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