Water Dropwort

What other names is Water Dropwort known by?

Céleri Aquatique, Céleri d'Eau, Damoe, Filipéndula de Agua, Filipendule Aquatique, Flamingo, Java Dropwort, Oenanthe javanica, Oenanthe stolonifera, Pak Chi Lawm, Persil Aquatique, Rainbow Water Celery, Selom, Seri, Shelum, Sui-Kan, Water Celery, Water Parsley.

What is Water Dropwort?

Water dropwort is an herb. The whole plant is used to make medicine.

People take water dropwort for yellowed skin (jaundice) due to liver disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, stomach pain, and food poisoning.

As a food, water dropwort is used in salads and as a seasoning.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of water dropwort for these uses.

How does Water Dropwort work?

It is not known how water dropwort might work for any medical conditions. Some research suggests water dropwort might prevent liver damage by fighting the hepatitis B virus.

Are there safety concerns?

There isn't enough information available to know if water dropwort is safe or what the possible side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

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

Dosing considerations for Water Dropwort.

The appropriate dose of water dropwort 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 water dropwort. 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