- What other names is Abscess Root known by?
- What is Abscess Root?
- How does Abscess Root work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Abscess Root.
Abscess root is an herb. The root is ground and used as a medicinal tea.
Abscess root is used to reduce fever and swelling (inflammation) and to cause sweating. It is also used as a drying agent (an astringent) and to loosen chest congestion so it can be coughed up (as an expectorant).
Abscess root is also called "false Jacob's ladder," because it has astringent activity similar to Jacob's ladder. These two plants are used in similar ways, but differ chemically. Be careful not to mix them up.
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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of abscess root during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011