Overview

Pitcher plant is a plant with leaves that can trap and digest insects. The leaf and root are used as medicine.

Pitcher plant is taken by mouth for digestive disorders, diabetes, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

A specific pitcher plant extract (Sarapin) is a grandfathered FDA-approved prescription product. Healthcare providers can inject Sarapin for relieving pain in the back, neck, and other locations in the body.

How does it work ?

Pitcher plant contains tannins and other chemicals that are thought to help with some digestive tract problems. There is some evidence that suggests that pitcher plant extract may affect nerves involved in pain sensation. Pitcher plant might also protect against certain viruses and also reduce blood sugar.

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