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BETH ROOT

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Birthroot, Coughroot, Ground Lily, Jew's Harp Plant, Indian Balm, Indian Shamrock, Lamb's Quarters, Lirio Americano, Milk Ipecac, Pariswort, Rattlesnake Root, Snakebite, Stinking Benjamin, Three-Leafed Nightshade, Trille Dressé, Trille Rouge, Tr...
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BETH ROOT Overview
BETH ROOT Uses
BETH ROOT Side Effects
BETH ROOT Interactions
BETH ROOT Dosing
BETH ROOT Overview Information

Beth root is a plant. The root, underground stem (rhizome), and leaf are used to make medicine.

Despite safety concerns, women take beth root for heavy and painful menstrual periods. Beth root is also used for reducing swelling and for breaking up chest congestion.

Some people apply beth root directly to the skin for varicose veins, ulcers, bruises, and bleeding hemorrhoids.

How does it work?

There isn't enough information to know how beth root works.

BETH ROOT Uses & Effectiveness What is this?

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TAKEN BY MOUTH APPLIED TO THE SKIN More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of beth root for these uses.


BETH ROOT Side Effects & Safety

Beth root might be UNSAFE to take by mouth. It can cause irritation of the stomach and intestines, and vomiting.

There isn’t enough information to know if beth root is safe to apply to the skin. There have been some reports of skin irritation.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It’s UNSAFE to use beth root during pregnancy. It might start menstruation or cause the uterus to contract. These effects could cause a miscarriage.

Heart conditions: Beth root contains a chemical that might make heart conditions worse. Don’t use beth root if you have heart problems.

BETH ROOT Interactions What is this?

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BETH ROOT Dosing

The appropriate dose of beth root 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 beth root. 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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