- What other names is European Five-finger Grass known by?
- What is European Five-finger Grass?
- How does European Five-finger Grass work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for European Five-finger Grass.
People take European five-finger grass for diarrhea and fever.
European five-finger grass is sometimes applied directly to the affected area for swollen mouth and gums, toothache, and heartburn. It is also used to treat open wounds by helping to dry out the tissue.
Don't confuse European five-finger grass (Potentilla reptans) with dwarf cinquefoil (Potentilla canadensis).
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Swollen mouth and gums, when applied directly to the affected area.
- Toothache, when applied directly to the affected area.
- Heartburn, when applied directly to the affected area.
- Wounds, when applied directly to the affected area.
- Other conditions.
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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of European five-finger grass 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