Rosinweed

What other names is Rosinweed known by?

Compass Weed, Pilot Weed, Polar Plant, Silphe, Silphe Lacinié, Silphium, Silphium laciniatum.

What is Rosinweed?

Rosinweed is a plant. The root is used as a homeopathic medicine.

It is used for treating digestive disorders.

Don't confuse rosinweed (Silphium laciniatum) with cup plant (Silphium perfoliatum), which is also known as rosinweed.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Digestive disorders.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of rosinweed for these uses.

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How does Rosinweed work?

Rosinweed root might reduce edema (excess body water with swelling), cause sweating, and relieve spasms.

Are there safety concerns?

It is not known if rosinweed is safe or what the possible side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of rosinweed during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Are there any interactions with medications?



Lithium
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.

Rosinweed might have an effect like a water pill or "diuretic." Taking rosinweed might decrease how well the body gets rid of lithium. This could increase how much lithium is in the body and result in serious side effects. Talk with your healthcare provider before using this product if you are taking lithium. Your lithium dose might need to be changed.

Dosing considerations for Rosinweed.

The appropriate dose of rosinweed 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 rosinweed. 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.

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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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011