- What other names is Tormentil known by?
- What is Tormentil?
- How does Tormentil work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Tormentil.
People use tormentil as a tea for diarrhea, stomach problems, and fever.
Tormentil tincture, an alcoholic preparation of the root, is sometimes applied to small cuts to stop bleeding. It is also added to water and used as a rinse or mouthwash to treat sore mouth and throat.
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- Mouth sores (lichen planus). Early research suggests that gargling with a tormentil solution, applying codfish oil to the affected area, and taking conventional medicine to stimulate the immune system shortens flare-ups of lichen planus compared to taking only conventional medicines to stimulate the immune system.
- Ulcerative colitis. Early research suggests that taking tormentil extract daily for 3 weeks may reduce symptoms of ulcerative colitis.
- Stomach complaints.
- Stopping bleeding, when applied to small cuts.
- Sore mouth and throat, when used as a mouthwash.
- 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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Tormentil can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, and stomach complaints.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Children: Tormentil is POSSIBLY SAFE in children when taken by mouth for up to 5 days.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking tormentil if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
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