- What other names is Bitter Milkwort known by?
- What is Bitter Milkwort?
- How does Bitter Milkwort work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Bitter Milkwort.
People take bitter milkwort for breathing problems, cough, and bronchitis.
Don't confuse bitter milkwort (Polygala amara) with asarabacca (Asarum europaeum) or senega (Polygala senega). All three plants are sometimes called snakeroot.
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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of bitter milkwort during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011