- What other names is Loosestrife known by?
- What is Loosestrife?
- How does Loosestrife work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Loosestrife.
People take loosestrife to treat vitamin C-deficiency (scurvy); diarrhea; and excessive bleeding (hemorrhage), including nosebleeds and heavy menstrual flow.
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.
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).
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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of loosestrife during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
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