- What other names is Bladderwort known by?
- What is Bladderwort?
- How does Bladderwort work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Bladderwort.
People take bladderwort for treating urinary tract disorders including kidney stones and urinary tract infections (UTIs). They also take it to treat spasms, fluid retention, and swelling; to stimulate gallbladder secretions; and to promote weight loss.
Bladderwort is sometimes applied directly to the skin for burns and swelling (inflammation).
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Urinary tract infections.
- Kidney stones.
- Fluid retention.
- Swelling (inflammation).
- Burns, when applied directly.
- Other conditions.
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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of bladderwort during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
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