- What other names is Greater Burnet known by?
- What is Greater Burnet?
- How does Greater Burnet work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Greater Burnet.
Greater burnet is used for ulcerative colitis, diarrhea, dysentery, and bladder problems. It is also used for blood vessel problems including hemorrhoids, swollen veins (phlebitis), and varicose veins.
Women use greater burnet for heavy menstrual flow during menopause, hot flashes, and irregular menstrual flow.
Some people put greater burnet in a dressing (plaster) and apply it to the skin for wounds and boils.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Heavy menstrual flow during menopause.
- Hot flashes.
- Irregular menstrual flow.
- Ulcerative colitis.
- Bladder problems.
- Varicose veins.
- Wounds and boils, when applied to the skin as a plaster.
- Other conditions.
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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of greater burnet 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