- What other names is Brooklime known by?
- What is Brooklime?
- How does Brooklime work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Brooklime.
Brooklime is used for reducing urine output; and for treating constipation, liver complaints, severe diarrhea (dysentery), lung infection, and bleeding gums.
Don't confuse brooklime with black root (Leptandra virginica) or veronica (Veronica officinalis). All three plants are sometimes called "speedwell."
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Reducing urine output.
- Liver complaints.
- Severe diarrhea (dysentery).
- Lung infection.
- Bleeding gums.
- Other conditions.
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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of brooklime during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.
Brooklime might have an effect like a water pill or "diuretic." Taking brooklime 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.
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