Sneezewort

What other names is Sneezewort known by?

Achillea ptarmica, Achilée Boule de Neige, Achillée des Marais, Achillée Ptarmique, Achillée Sternutatoire, Bouton d'Argent, Herbe à Éternuer, Hierba Estornutatoria, Passe-Pierre, Ptármica, Sneezeweed.

What is Sneezewort?

Sneezewort is a plant. The root is used as medicine.

People make a tea from dried sneezewort root and use it for joint and muscle pain, toothache, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, intestinal gas, tiredness, urinary tract problems, and loss of appetite.

Some people chew fresh sneezewort root for relief of toothache.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Joint and muscular pain.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Nausea.
  • Vomiting.
  • Gas.
  • Tiredness.
  • Urinary tract problems.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Toothache, when a tea is taken by mouth or the fresh root is chewed.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of sneezewort for these uses.

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How does Sneezewort work?

There isn't enough information to know how sneezewort might work.

Are there safety concerns?

There isn't enough information to know if sneezewort is safe.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

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

Sneezewort allergy: Sneezewort can cause an allergic reaction in some people. If you are allergic to sneezewort, don't use it.

Dosing considerations for Sneezewort.

The appropriate dose of sneezewort 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 sneezewort. 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