Coolwort

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What other names is Coolwort known by?

Foam Flower, Mitrewort, Tiarella cordifolia, Tiarelle Cordifoliée, Tiarelle Feuille-en-Cœur, Tiarelle à Feuilles Cordées.

What is Coolwort?

Coolwort is an herb. It is used to make medicine.

People take coolwort tea for urinary tract problems including bladder stones and other bladder diseases; and for digestive disorders including indigestion and heartburn. Coolwort is also used for fluid retention and as a tonic.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Urinary tract problems.
  • Bladder diseases.
  • Bladder stones.
  • Digestive disorders.
  • Indigestion.
  • Heartburn.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of coolwort for these uses.

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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How does Coolwort work?

Coolwort might work by increasing the amount of urine made by the body.

Are there safety concerns?

There isn't enough information to know if coolwort is safe or what the side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of coolwort during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Are there any interactions with medications?



Lithium
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.

Coolwort might have an effect like a water pill or "diuretic." Taking coolwort 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.

Dosing considerations for Coolwort.

The appropriate dose of coolwort depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for coolwort. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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Reviewed on 3/29/2011 12:35:40 PM

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