- What other names is Burning Bush known by?
- What is Burning Bush?
- How does Burning Bush work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Burning Bush.
Burning bush is used for digestive tract disorders including cramps, stomach problems, and worms in the intestines. It is also used for urinary tract and genital tract disorders.
Women take burning bush to start menstruation, as birth control, and to help force out the placenta after childbirth.
Other uses include treating epilepsy, spasms, fluid retention, and baldness; liver disease (hepatitis); and use as a stimulant or tonic.
Some people apply burning bush directly to the affected area (topically) for treating skin disorders such as wounds, eczema, bacterial infection (impetigo), swelling (inflammation), and an infection (scabies) caused by tiny lice-like insects; as well as for painful conditions such as joint pain caused by arthritis or rheumatism. Other topical uses include treatment of fever; excessive uterine bleeding; use as a sedative for adults and children; and use as a tonic.
Don't confuse this plant with wahoo, which is also referred to as burning bush. One of the ways to tell the difference is that this burning bush has a distinctive lemon or cinnamon scent, and its oil burns easily.
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- Digestive problems.
- Urinary tract disorders.
- Genital tract disorders.
- Intestinal worms.
- Liver disease (hepatitis).
- Other conditions.
- Skin disorders such as eczema, swelling (inflammation), impetigo, and scabies.
- Other conditions.
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Some side effects are known. For example, burning bush can increase the risk of sunburn if it comes in contact with the skin.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of burning bush 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