- What other names is Sweet Cicely known by?
- What is Sweet Cicely?
- How does Sweet Cicely work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Sweet Cicely.
People take sweet cicely as a tea or tonic for asthma and other breathing problems, cough, digestion problems, chest and throat complaints, and urinary tract disorders. It is also used as a "blood purifier."
Sweet cicely is sometimes applied directly to the skin for gout.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Digestion problems.
- Urinary tract conditions.
- Gout, when applied to the skin.
- Other conditions.
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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of sweet cicely during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
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