- What other names is Liverwort known by?
- What is Liverwort?
- How does Liverwort work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Liverwort.
Despite serious safety concerns, liverwort is used for treating gallstones and liver conditions including jaundice, liver enlargement, hepatitis, and liver cirrhosis. It is also used for treating stomach and digestive tract discomfort, stimulating appetite, relieving sensation of fullness, regulating bowel function, and stimulating the pancreas.
Some people use liverwort for treating varicose veins, lowering cholesterol, stimulating blood circulation, and "purifying" blood.
Women use liverwort for relieving symptoms of menopause.
Other uses include strengthening nerves, stimulating metabolism, promoting relaxation, and as a general tonic.
Liverwort is sometimes applied directly to hemorrhoids.
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- Liver conditions such as hepatitis or cirrhosis.
- Stomach and digestive discomfort.
- Poor appetite.
- High cholesterol.
- Varicose veins.
- Poor blood circulation.
- Menopausal symptoms.
- Regulating bowel function.
- Stimulating the pancreas.
- Strengthening nerves.
- Stimulating metabolism.
- Other conditions.
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diarrhea, stomach irritation, and kidney and urinary tract irritation when taken by mouth. When applied directly to the skin, fresh liverwort can cause irritation, itching, and pus-filled blisters.
It isn't known if dried liverwort is safe or what the side effects might be.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It is LIKELY UNSAFE to take liverwort by mouth or apply it to the skin. It's especially important to avoid using liverwort if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
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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