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    AMERICAN WHITE WATER LILY

    Other Names:

    Cow Cabbage, Lis d’Eau, Nénuphar Blanc, Nymphaea maximilianii, Nymphaea odorata, Nymphaea rosea, Nymphée Odorante, Pond Lily, Water Cabbage, Water Lily, Water Nymph.

    AMERICAN WHITE WATER LILY Overview
    AMERICAN WHITE WATER LILY Uses
    AMERICAN WHITE WATER LILY Side Effects
    AMERICAN WHITE WATER LILY Interactions
    AMERICAN WHITE WATER LILY Dosing
    AMERICAN WHITE WATER LILY Overview Information

    American white water lily is a plant. The bulb and root are used to make medicine.

    People take American white water lily to treat ongoing (chronic) diarrhea.

    American white water lily is sometimes applied directly to the affected area for vaginal conditions, diseases of the throat and mouth, and as a warm compress (poultice) for burns and boils.

    How does it work?

    American white water lily contains chemicals called tannins that probably help treat diarrhea by reducing swelling (inflammation). The tannins might also help kill some germs.

    AMERICAN WHITE WATER LILY Uses & Effectiveness What is this?

    Insufficient Evidence for:

    • Chronic diarrhea.
    • Vaginal conditions, when applied directly.
    • Diseases of the throat and mouth, when applied directly.
    • Burns and boils, when applied directly.
    • Other conditions.
    More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of American white water lily for these uses.


    AMERICAN WHITE WATER LILY Side Effects & Safety

    There isn't enough information to know if American white water lily is safe.

    Special Precautions & Warnings:

    Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking American white water lily if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

    AMERICAN WHITE WATER LILY Interactions What is this?

    We currently have no information for AMERICAN WHITE WATER LILY Interactions

    AMERICAN WHITE WATER LILY Dosing

    The appropriate dose of American white water lily 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 American white water lily. 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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