Rattlesnake Root (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.
TAKEN BY MOUTH
Rattlesnake Root (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.
Rattlesnake Root (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.