What other names is Rupturewort known by?

Bruchkraut, Flax Weed, Herniaire, Herniaire Hirsute, Herniaire Glabre, Herniaria, Herniaria glabra, Herniaria hirsuta, Herniariae Herba, Herniary.

What is Rupturewort?

Rupturewort is a plant. The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.

People take rupturewort to treat urinary tract disorders, lung problems, nerve pain, gout, arthritis, fluid retention, and muscle and joint pain (rheumatism); and for "purifying the blood."

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Urinary tract disorders.
  • Lung problems.
  • Nerve pain.
  • Gout.
  • Arthritis.
  • Muscle and joint pain (rheumatism).
  • Fluid retention.
  • "Purifying the blood."
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of rupturewort 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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