MOUSE EAR

OTHER NAME(S):

Épervi&egrave;re Piloselle, Hawkweed, Herbe à l’Épervier, Hieracium pilosella, Oreille de Rat, Oreille de Souris, Pilosella officinarum, Piloselle, Vellosilla, Veluette.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

Mouse ear is a plant. The flowering parts are used to make medicine.

People take mouse ear for asthma, bronchitis, coughs, and whooping cough. It is also used to treat fluid retention, intestinal gas, and colic; and to promote sweating.

Mouse ear is sometimes applied directly to the skin for wounds.

How does it work?

There isn't enough information to know how mouse ear might work.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of mouse ear for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

There isn't enough information to know if mouse ear is safe.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

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

Allergy to ragweed, daisies, and related plants: Mouse ear may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to the Asteraceae/Compositae plant family. Members of this family include ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and many others. If you have allergies, be sure to check with your healthcare provider before taking mouse ear.

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for MOUSE EAR Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of mouse ear 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 mouse ear. 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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REFERENCES:

  • Gruenwald J, Brendler T, Jaenicke C. PDR for Herbal Medicines. 1st ed. Montvale, NJ: Medical Economics Company, Inc., 1998.

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CONDITIONS OF USE AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This information is meant to supplement, not replace advice from your doctor or healthcare provider and is not meant to cover all possible uses, precautions, interactions or adverse effects. This information may not fit your specific health circumstances. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified health care provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor or health care professional before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your health care plan or treatment and to determine what course of therapy is right for you.

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