TORMENTIL Overview Information
Tormentil is an herb. The root is used to make medicine.
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.
How does it work?
Tormentil contains ingredients called tannins that might help reduce skin inflammation, and have a drying (astringent) effect on the tissues. This drying effect may help control diarrhea and stop bleeding.
- Stomach complaints.
- Stopping bleeding, when applied to small cuts.
- Sore mouth and throat, when used as a mouthwash.
- Other conditions.
TORMENTIL Side Effects & Safety
Tormentil seems to be safe for most adults when taken by mouth or applied to the skin. It has been used safely in children for up to 5 days.
Tormentil can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, and stomach complaints.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of tormentil during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
The appropriate dose of tormentil 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 tormentil. 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.