Forget-Me-Not

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What other names is Forget-me-not known by?

Field Scorpion Grass, Forget Me Not, Herbe d'Amour, Myosotis, Myosotis arvensis, Myosotis des Champs, Ne-m'oubliez-pas, Nomeolvides, Oreille-de-Souris.

What is Forget-me-not?

Forget-me-not is an herb. The whole plant is used to make medicine.

Despite safety concerns, people take forget-me-not for lung problems and nosebleeds.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of forget-me-not 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 Forget-me-not work?

There isn't enough information available to know how forget-me-not might work.

Are there safety concerns?

Forget-me-not might be UNSAFE. It belongs to a plant family that contains hepatotoxic pyrrolizidine alkaloids, chemicals that can cause severe liver damage and cancer.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's UNSAFE for anyone, including pregnant and breast-feeding women, to use forget-me-not because it might contain chemicals that can cause severe liver damage and cancer.

Dosing considerations for Forget-me-not.

The appropriate dose of forget-me-not 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 forget-me-not. 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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