- What other names is Purple Loosestrife known by?
- What is Purple Loosestrife?
- How does Purple Loosestrife work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Purple Loosestrife.
People use purple loosestrife as a tea for diarrhea, intestinal problems, and bacterial infections. They also use it for swelling and as a drying agent. Women use it for menstrual problems.
Purple loosestrife is sometimes applied directly to the affected area for swollen (varicose) veins, bleeding gums, hemorrhoids, and eczema.
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- Intestinal problems.
- Menstrual complaints.
- Swelling (inflammation).
- Varicose veins, when applied directly to the affected area.
- Bleeding gums, when applied directly to the affected area.
- Hemorrhoids, when applied directly to the affected area.
- Eczema, when applied directly to the affected area.
- Other conditions.
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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of purple loosestrife during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
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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