Early research suggests swallowroot might act like an antioxidant and might also be able to fight bacteria.
Some people use swallowroot for fever, inflammation (swelling), to stimulate the appetite, and for many other uses, but there is no good scientific evidence to support any use.
Uses & Effectiveness
We currently have no information for SWALLOWROOT overview.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if swallowroot is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Surgery: Since swallowroot might slow blood clotting, there is a concern that it might increase the chance of extra bleeding during and after surgery. Stop using swallowroot at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Medications that slow blood clotting (Anticoagulant / Antiplatelet drugs) interacts with SWALLOWROOT
Swallowroot might slow blood clotting. Taking swallowroot along with medications that also slow blood clotting might increase the risk of bruising and bleeding.
Be cautious with this combination
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