Traveler's Joy

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What other names is Traveler's Joy known by?

Aubavis, Aubervigne, Bois à Fumer, Bois de Pipe, Clemátide, Clematis vitalba, Clématite des Haies, Clématite Vigne-Blanche, Herbe aux Gueux, Old Man's Beard, Travelers Joy, Vigne de Salomon, Viorne des Pauvres.

What is Traveler's Joy?

Traveler's joy is an herb. The leaves are used to make medicine.

Despite serious safety concerns, people take traveler's joy for diseases of the male genitals and migraine headaches.

Traveler's joy is sometimes applied directly to the skin for poorly healing wounds and for migraine headaches.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Diseases of the male genitals.
  • Wounds, when applied to the skin.
  • Migraine headaches, when taken by mouth or applied to the skin.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of traveler's joy 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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How does Traveler's Joy work?

There isn't enough information available to understand how traveler's joy works.

Are there safety concerns?

Traveler's joy is UNSAFE for any use. It can cause side effects such as severe skin and stomach irritation.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's UNSAFE to take traveler's joy by mouth or apply it to your skin if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Don't use it.

Dosing considerations for Traveler's Joy.

The appropriate dose of traveler's joy depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for traveler's joy. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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Reviewed on 3/29/2011 12:35:40 PM

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