- 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.
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.
Some people apply beth root directly to the skin for varicose veins, ulcers, bruises, and bleeding hemorrhoids.
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- Heavy menstruation and cramps.
- Breaking up chest congestion.
- Other conditions.
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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.
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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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011