Sneezewort

What other names is Sneezewort known by?

Achillea ptarmica, Achilée Boule de Neige, Achillée des Marais, Achillée Ptarmique, Achillée Sternutatoire, Bouton d'Argent, Herbe à Éternuer, Hierba Estornutatoria, Passe-Pierre, Ptármica, Sneezeweed.

What is Sneezewort?

Sneezewort is a plant. The root is used as medicine.

People make a tea from dried sneezewort root and use it for joint and muscle pain, toothache, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, intestinal gas, tiredness, urinary tract problems, and loss of appetite.

Some people chew fresh sneezewort root for relief of toothache.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Joint and muscular pain.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Nausea.
  • Vomiting.
  • Gas.
  • Tiredness.
  • Urinary tract problems.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Toothache, when a tea is taken by mouth or the fresh root is chewed.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of sneezewort 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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