- What other names is Clematis known by?
- What is Clematis?
- How does Clematis work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Clematis.
Despite serious safety concerns, clematis is used for joint pain (rheumatism), headaches, varicose veins, syphilis, gout, bone disorders, ongoing skin conditions, and fluid retention.
Some people apply clematis directly to the skin for blisters and in a wet dressing (as a poultice) to treat infected wounds and ulcers.
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- Joint pain (rheumatism).
- Varicose veins.
- Bone disorders.
- Skin conditions.
- Fluid retention.
- Blisters, when applied to the skin.
- Wounds, when applied to the skin.
- Ulcers, when applied to the skin.
- Other conditions.
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colic, diarrhea, and severe irritation to the stomach, intestines, and urinary tract when taken by mouth.
The fresh plant is also UNSAFE when applied to the skin. With extended skin contact, the fresh plant can cause slow-healing blisters and burns.
There isn't enough information to know whether it is safe to take dried clematis by mouth or apply the dried plant to the skin.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's UNSAFE to take fresh clematis by mouth or apply it to the skin if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Not enough is known about the safety of taking dried clematis by mouth or applying it to the skin. 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