LOOSESTRIFE Overview Information
Loosestrife is a plant. It is used to make medicine.
People take loosestrife to treat vitamin C-deficiency (scurvy); diarrhea; and excessive bleeding (hemorrhage), including nosebleeds and heavy menstrual flow.
Loosestrife is sometimes applied directly to the skin for wounds.
Don’t confuse loosestrife (Lysimachia vulgaris) with purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria). Both are known as loosestrife.
How does it work?
There isn't enough information to know how loosestrife might work as a medicine.
- Vitamin C-deficiency (scurvy).
- Excessive bleeding (hemorrhage) including nose bleeds and heavy menstrual flow.
- Other conditions.
LOOSESTRIFE Side Effects & Safety
There isn't enough information to know if loosestrife 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 loosestrife during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
The appropriate dose of loosestrife 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 loosestrife. 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.