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HARTSTONGUE

Other Names:

Asplenium scolopendrium, Buttonhole, Fougère, God's-Hair, Herbe Hépatique, Herbe à Rate, Hind's Tongue, Horse Tongue, Langue de Cerf, Lengua Cervina, Scolopendre, Scolopendre Commune, Scolopendre Langue de Bœuf, Scolopendre Vulgaire...
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HARTSTONGUE Overview
HARTSTONGUE Uses
HARTSTONGUE Side Effects
HARTSTONGUE Interactions
HARTSTONGUE Dosing
HARTSTONGUE Overview Information

Hartstongue is a fern. The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.

People take hartstongue to treat digestive disorders and urinary tract diseases.

How does it work?

Hartstongue might help increase urine production, soften the stool, and stimulate the bowel to contract and empty.

HARTSTONGUE Uses & Effectiveness What is this?

Insufficient Evidence for:

  • Digestive disorders.
  • Urinary tract diseases.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of hartstongue for these uses.


HARTSTONGUE Side Effects & Safety

There isn't enough information available to know if hartstongue is safe or what the possible side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of hartstongue during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

HARTSTONGUE Interactions What is this?

Moderate Interaction Be cautious with this combination

  • Lithium interacts with HARTSTONGUE

    Hartstongue might have an effect like a water pill or "diuretic." Taking hartstongue might decrease how well the body gets rid of lithium. This could increase how much lithium is in the body and result in serious side effects. Talk with your healthcare provider before using this product if you are taking lithium. Your lithium dose might need to be changed.


HARTSTONGUE Dosing

The appropriate dose of hartstongue 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 hartstongue. 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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