- What other names is Jacob's Ladder known by?
- What is Jacob's Ladder?
- How does Jacob's Ladder work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Jacob's Ladder.
People take Jacob's ladder for fever and swelling (inflammation). They also take it to dry out tissues (as an astringent) and to promote sweating.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Promoting sweating.
- Promoting drying of tissues (as an astringent).
- Other conditions.
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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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of Jacob's ladder during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011