- What other names is American Spikenard known by?
- What is American Spikenard?
- How does American Spikenard work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for American Spikenard.
Anis Sauvage, Aralia à Grappes, Aralia racemosa, Aralie Épineuse, Aralie à Grappes, Espinardo Americano, Grande Salsepareille, Indian Root, Life-of-Man, Life of Man, Old Man's Root, Pettymorell, Salsepareille d'Amérique, Spignet, Small Spikenard, Spikenard.
American spikenard is a plant. The root is used to make medicine.
Some people apply American spikenard directly to the skin as an alternative to sarsaparilla for treating skin diseases.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Promoting sweating.
- Skin diseases, when applied directly.
- Other conditions.
There isn't enough information to know how American spikenard works.
There isn't enough information to know if American spikenard is safe. If applied directly to the skin, it might be irritating.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's UNSAFE to use American spikenard if you are pregnant. It's also best to avoid using it if you are breast-feeding, since there isn't enough information to know whether or not it is safe for a nursing infant.
The appropriate dose of American spikenard 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 American spikenard. 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.
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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