What other names is Samphire known by?

Crest Marine, Criste-Marine, Criste Marine, Crithme, Crithmum maritimum, Fenouil Marin, Perce-Pierre, Peter's Cress, Pierce-Stone, Salicornia, Sampier, Sea Fennel.

What is Samphire?

Samphire is a plant. The parts that grow above the ground are used as medicine.

People take samphire to treat and prevent scurvy, a disease caused by a lack of vitamin C.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Scurvy, a vitamin-C deficiency disease.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of samphire 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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