- What other names is Potentilla known by?
- What is Potentilla?
- How does Potentilla work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Potentilla.
People take potentilla as a tea for diarrhea. Women take it for premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and for mildly painful menstrual periods.
Potentilla is sometimes applied directly to the affected area for soreness and swelling (inflammation) of the mouth and throat.
As food, the roots can be eaten raw or cooked, and the stems and leaves can be eaten as a salad.
Don't confuse potentilla (Potentilla anserina) with agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria) or tormentil (Potentilla erecta), which are also referred to as potentilla.
It's also important to distinguish between potentilla and jewelweed, because both are known as silverweed.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
- Mildly painful menstruation.
- Mouth and throat swelling (inflammation), when applied directly.
- 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 potentilla during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
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