FIREWEED Overview Information
Fireweed is an herb. The parts of the plant that grow above ground are used to make medicine.
Fireweed is used for pain and swelling (inflammation), fevers, tumors, wounds, and enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, BPH). It is also used as an astringent and as a tonic.
How does it work?
Fireweed might contain substances that reduce swelling (inflammation).
- Other conditions.
FIREWEED Side Effects & Safety
Fireweed seems to be safe for most adults.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of fireweed during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
The appropriate dose of fireweed 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 fireweed. 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.