- What other names is Samphire known by?
- What is Samphire?
- How does Samphire work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Samphire.
People take samphire to treat and prevent scurvy, a disease caused by a lack of vitamin C.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Scurvy, a vitamin-C deficiency disease.
- Other conditions.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of samphire during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.
Samphire might have an effect like a water pill or "diuretic." Taking samphire 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.
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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