- What other names is Jewelweed known by?
- What is Jewelweed?
- How does Jewelweed work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Jewelweed.
People take jewelweed by mouth to treat mild digestive disorders, as well as rashes caused by poison ivy. Some people also apply jewelweed directly to the skin for poison ivy.
Possibly Ineffective for...
- Poison oak and poison ivy. Some early research suggests that applying jewelweed extract or jewelweed juice to the skin does not reduce skin inflammation caused by poison ivy or poison oak.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Mild digestive disorders.
- 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: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking lotus if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.
Jewelweed might have an effect like a water pill or "diuretic." Taking jewelweed might decrease how well the body gets rid of lithium. This could increase how much lithium is in the body and result in serious side effects. Talk with your healthcare provider before using this product if you are taking lithium. Your lithium dose might need to be changed.
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011