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GREATER BURNET

Other Names:

Garden Burnet, Grand Boucage, Grand Burnet, Grande Pimprenelle, Pimpinela Mayor, Poterium officinale, Sanguisorba, Sanguisorba carnea, Sanguisorba officinalis, Sanguisorba polygama, Sanguisorbe Officinale, Zi Yu.

GREATER BURNET Overview
GREATER BURNET Uses
GREATER BURNET Side Effects
GREATER BURNET Interactions
GREATER BURNET Dosing
GREATER BURNET Overview Information

Greater burnet is a plant. The flowering parts are used to make medicine.

Greater burnet is used for ulcerative colitis, diarrhea, dysentery, and bladder problems. It is also used for blood vessel problems including hemorrhoids, swollen veins (phlebitis), and varicose veins.

Women use greater burnet for heavy menstrual flow during menopause, hot flashes, and irregular menstrual flow.

Some people put greater burnet in a dressing (plaster) and apply it to the skin for wounds and boils.

How does it work?

There is some information that greater burnet might work as a drying agent (astringent) to help stop bleeding.

GREATER BURNET Uses & Effectiveness What is this?

Insufficient Evidence for:

  • Heavy menstrual flow during menopause.
  • Hot flashes.
  • Irregular menstrual flow.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Ulcerative colitis.
  • Hemorrhoids.
  • Bladder problems.
  • Varicose veins.
  • Wounds and boils, when applied to the skin as a plaster.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of greater burnet for these uses.


GREATER BURNET Side Effects & Safety

It is not known if greater burnet 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 greater burnet during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

GREATER BURNET Interactions What is this?

We currently have no information for GREATER BURNET Interactions

GREATER BURNET Dosing

The appropriate dose of greater burnet 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 greater burnet. 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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