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BROOKLIME

Other Names:

Becabunga, Beccabunga, Cresson de Cheval, Cresson de Chien, Mouth-Smart, Neckweed, Salade de Chouette, Speedwell, Veronica beccabunga, Véronique Beccabunga, Véronique des Ruisseaux, Water Pimpernel, Water Purslane.

BROOKLIME Overview
BROOKLIME Uses
BROOKLIME Side Effects
BROOKLIME Interactions
BROOKLIME Dosing
BROOKLIME Overview Information

Brooklime is a plant. People use the juice as medicine.

Brooklime is used for reducing urine output; and for treating constipation, liver complaints, severe diarrhea (dysentery), lung infection, and bleeding gums.

Don’t confuse brooklime with black root (Leptandra virginica) or veronica (Veronica officinalis). All three plants are sometimes called “speedwell.”

How does it work?

There isn’t enough information to know how brooklime might work.

BROOKLIME Uses & Effectiveness What is this?

Insufficient Evidence for:

  • Reducing urine output.
  • Constipation.
  • Liver complaints.
  • Severe diarrhea (dysentery).
  • Lung infection.
  • Bleeding gums.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of brooklime for these uses.


BROOKLIME Side Effects & Safety

It is not known if brooklime 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 brooklime during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

BROOKLIME Interactions What is this?

Moderate Interaction Be cautious with this combination

  • Lithium interacts with BROOKLIME

    Brooklime might have an effect like a water pill or "diuretic." Taking brooklime might decrease how well the body gets rid of lithium. This could increase how much lithium is in the body and result in serious side effects. Talk with your healthcare provider before using this product if you are taking lithium. Your lithium dose might need to be changed.


BROOKLIME Dosing

The appropriate dose of brooklime 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 brooklime. 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.

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