Casse-Pierre, Casse-Pierres, Espargoule, Gamberoussette, Herbe à Bouteille, Herbe au Verre, Lichwort, Pariétaire, Pariétaire Officinale, Parietaria, Parietaria officinalis, Passe-Muraille, Pellitory of the Wall, Perce-Muraille.
Pellitory-of-the-wall is a plant. Its name comes from its habit of growing in old walls and dry, stony areas. The parts of the plant that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.
People take pellitory-of-the-wall for fluid retention, constipation, and cough. They also take it for a variety of urinary tract disorders including urinary tract infections (UTIs), kidney pain, and kidney stones.
Sometimes people apply pellitory-of-the-wall directly to the skin for treating burns and wounds.
Be careful not to confuse pellitory-of-the-wall with pellitory, which is a different plant.
How does it work?
There isn't enough information to know how pellitory-of-the-wall might work.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Fluid retention.
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs).
- Kidney pain.
- Kidney stones.
- 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 pellitory-of-the-wall 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 pellitory-of-the-wall. 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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