- What other names is Ground Pine known by?
- What is Ground Pine?
- How does Ground Pine work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Ground Pine.
People take ground pine for gout, muscle and joint pain (rheumatism), fluid retention (edema), a disease that involves generalized hardening of tissue (sclerosis), and malaria. Women take it to start their menstrual periods and to treat other "female complaints." Ground pine is sometimes used as a tonic and to cause sweating.
Some people apply ground pine directly to the skin for wound healing.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Joint and muscle pain (rheumatism).
- Fluid retention (edema).
- Causing sweating.
- Starting menstrual periods.
- Use as a tonic.
- Wounds, when applied to the skin.
- Other conditions.
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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of ground pine 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