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WATER PLANTAIN

Other Names:

Alisma, Alisma Plantain d'Eau, Alismatis Plantago, Alisma plantago-aquatica, Alisma plantago-aquatica subsp. orientale, Alisma orientale, Alisma plantago-aquatica var. orientale, Alismatis Plantago, American Water Plantain, Asian Water Plantain,...
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WATER PLANTAIN Overview
WATER PLANTAIN Uses
WATER PLANTAIN Side Effects
WATER PLANTAIN Interactions
WATER PLANTAIN Dosing
WATER PLANTAIN Overview Information

Water plantain is a plant. The root and underground stem (rhizome) are used to make medicine. Be careful not to confuse water plantain with other plantain species such as buckhorn plantain.

Despite safety concerns, water plantain is used for bladder and urinary tract diseases.

How does it work?

There isn't enough information to know how water plantain works.

WATER PLANTAIN Uses & Effectiveness What is this?

Insufficient Evidence for:

  • Bladder and urinary tract diseases.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of water plantain for these uses.


WATER PLANTAIN Side Effects & Safety

Water plantain may be UNSAFE and toxic. The fresh rootstock is thought to be poisonous.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Water plantain may be UNSAFE for anyone, including pregnant and breast-feeding women. Do not use it.

WATER PLANTAIN Interactions What is this?

We currently have no information for WATER PLANTAIN Interactions

WATER PLANTAIN Dosing

The appropriate dose of water plantain 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 plantain. 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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