- What other names is Scarlet Pimpernel known by?
- What is Scarlet Pimpernel?
- How does Scarlet Pimpernel work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Scarlet Pimpernel.
Despite serious safety concerns, people take scarlet pimpernel for depression, liver disorders, herpes, painful joints, and as supportive treatment of cancer. It is also used for painful kidney disorders, particularly those with swelling and an increase in urination.
Some people apply scarlet pimpernel directly to the skin for painful joints, poorly healing wounds, and itchiness.
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- Liver disorders.
- Kidney disorders.
- Wounds, when applied to the skin.
- Itching, when applied to the skin.
- Painful joints, when taken by mouth or applied to the skin.
- Other conditions.
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intestines, and kidneys with long-term use or high doses.
There isn't enough information to know if scarlet pimpernel is safe for short-term use.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's UNSAFE to use scarlet pimpernel if you are pregnant. It might make the uterus contract, and this could cause a miscarriage. Additionally, long-term use or high doses can lead to swelling of the stomach, intestines, and kidneys. The safety of short-term use is unknown. Stay on the safe side and avoid using scarlet pimpernel if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Hormone-sensitive conditions such as breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, endometriosis, or uterine fibroids: Scarlet pimpernel might act like estrogen. If you have any condition that might be made worse by exposure to estrogen, don't use scarlet pimpernel.
Difficulty conceiving a child (infertility): Scarlet pimpernel might harm sperm. If you are a woman trying to conceive a child or a man trying to father a child, don't use scarlet pimpernel.
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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