- What other names is Beth Root known by?
- What is Beth Root?
- How does Beth Root work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Beth Root.
Birthroot, Coughroot, Ground Lily, Jew's Harp Plant, Indian Balm, Indian Shamrock, Lamb's Quarters, Lirio Americano, Milk Ipecac, Pariswort, Rattlesnake Root, Snakebite, Stinking Benjamin, Three-Leafed Nightshade, Trille Dressé, Trille Rouge, Trillium erectum, Wake Robin.
Beth root is a plant. The root, underground stem (rhizome), and leaf are used to make medicine.
Despite safety concerns, women take beth root for heavy and painful menstrual periods. Beth root is also used for reducing swelling and for breaking up chest congestion.
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TAKEN BY MOUTH
There isn't enough information to know how beth root works.
There isn't enough information to know if beth root is safe to apply to the skin. There have been some reports of skin irritation.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's UNSAFE to use beth root during pregnancy. It might start menstruation or cause the uterus to contract. These effects could cause a miscarriage.
Heart conditions: Beth root contains a chemical that might make heart conditions worse. Don't use beth root if you have heart problems.
The appropriate dose of beth root 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 beth root. 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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