Arenaria Rubra

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What other names is Arenaria Rubra known by?

Arenaria Roja, Casse-Pierre, Common Sandspurry, Sabline Rouge, Sandwort, Spergulaire Rouge, Spergularia rubra, Spergule Rouge.

What is Arenaria Rubra?

Arenaria rubra is an herb. It is used to make medicine.

People take arenaria rubra to treat urinary tract disorders including bladder infections, painful or difficult urination, kidney stones, and bladder stones.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Bladder infections (cystitis).
  • Painful or difficult urination (dysuria).
  • Kidney stones.
  • Bladder stones.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of arenaria rubra 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 Arenaria Rubra work?

Arenaria rubra might help increase urine production (act as a diuretic).

Are there safety concerns?

There isn't enough information to know if arenaria rubra is safe or what the possible side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of arenaria rubra during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Are there any interactions with medications?



Lithium
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.

Arenaria rubra might have an effect like a water pill or "diuretic." Taking arenaria rubra might decrease how well the body gets rid of lithium. This could increase how much lithium is in the body and result in serious side effects. Talk with your healthcare provider before using this product if you are taking lithium. Your lithium dose might need to be changed.

Dosing considerations for Arenaria Rubra.

The appropriate dose of arenaria rubra 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 arenaria rubra. 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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