- What other names is Swallowroot known by?
- What is Swallowroot?
- How does Swallowroot work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Swallowroot.
People take swallowroot as a "blood purifier" and appetite stimulant.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Stimulating appetite.
- "Purifying" the blood.
- Other conditions.
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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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of swallowroot during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Surgery: Since swallowroot might slow blood clotting, there is a concern that it might increase the chance of extra bleeding during and after surgery. Stop using swallowroot at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Medications that slow blood clotting (Anticoagulant / Antiplatelet drugs)
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.
Swallowroot might slow blood clotting. Taking swallowroot along with medications that also slow clotting might increase the chances of bruising and bleeding.
Some medications that slow blood clotting include aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix), diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam, others), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others), naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, others), dalteparin (Fragmin), enoxaparin (Lovenox), heparin, warfarin (Coumadin), and others.
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