- What other names is Senega known by?
- What is Senega?
- How does Senega work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Senega.
Senega is used for swelling (inflammation) of the throat, nose, and chest; for lung conditions including asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema; and for rattlesnake bite. It is also used to cause sweating, increase saliva, loosen phlegm, and cleanse the bowels.
Some people use senega as a gargle for sore throat.
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- Swelling (inflammation) of the throat, nose, and chest.
- Other conditions.
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diarrhea, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting.
Not enough is known about the safety of using senega as a gargle or applying it to the skin.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's UNSAFE to take senega by mouth if you are pregnant. Senega might make the uterus contract, and it might also start menstruation. These effects could cause a miscarriage. Don't take senega by mouth.
There isn't enough information about the safety if applying senega to the skin during pregnancy. It's best not to use it.
There also isn't enough information to know whether taking senega by mouth or using it on the skin during breast-feeding is safe. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Fever: Senega can affect the central nervous system. Don't use it if you have a fever.
Stomach and intestinal conditions including ulcers, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn's disease: Don't use senega if you have one of these conditions. It can irritate the intestine.
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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