- What other names is American Bittersweet known by?
- What is American Bittersweet?
- How does American Bittersweet work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for American Bittersweet.
People take American bittersweet for arthritis, fluid retention, and liver disorders. Women take it for menstrual disorders. Some people use it to cause sweating.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Menstrual disorders.
- Liver problems.
- Fluid retention.
- Causing sweating.
- Other conditions.
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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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of American bittersweet during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011