Chasse-Bosse, Herbe-aux-Corneilles, Lisimaquia, Lysimachia vulgaris, Lysimaque, Lysimaque Commune, Lysimaque Vulgaire, Yellow Willowherb.
Loosestrife is a plant. It is used to make medicine.
Loosestrife is sometimes applied directly to the skin for wounds.
Don't confuse loosestrife (Lysimachia vulgaris) with purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria). Both are known as loosestrife.
How does it work?
There isn't enough information to know how loosestrife might work as a medicine.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Vitamin C-deficiency (scurvy).
- Excessive bleeding (hemorrhage) including nose bleeds and heavy menstrual flow.
- 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).
The appropriate dose of loosestrife depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for loosestrife. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
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Gruenwald J, Brendler T, Jaenicke C. PDR for Herbal Medicines. 1st ed. Montvale, NJ: Medical Economics Company, Inc., 1998.