- What other names is Red Soapwort known by?
- What is Red Soapwort?
- How does Red Soapwort work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Red Soapwort.
Red soapwort root is used as medicine. Be careful not to confuse red soapwort with white soapwort.
People take red soapwort for swollen airways (bronchitis).
They sometimes put red soapwort directly on the skin to treat poison ivy, acne, psoriasis, eczema, and boils.
In manufacturing, red soapwort is used as an ingredient in soaps, herbal shampoos, and detergents.
Red soapwort is used as a foaming agent in beer.
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- Swollen airways (bronchitis).
- Poison ivy, when applied to the skin.
- Acne, when applied to the skin.
- Psoriasis, when applied to the skin.
- Eczema, when applied to the skin.
- Boils, when applied to the skin.
- Other conditions.
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Red soapwort might be safe when taken by mouth. However, it can cause some side effects including stomach irritation, nausea, and vomiting.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of red soapwort during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Stomach or intestinal disorders such as ulcers or inflammatory bowel disease: Red soapwort can make these conditions worse. Don't use it if you have stomach or intestinal problems.
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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