VERONICA

OTHER NAME(S):

Ehrenpreiskraut, Gypsy Weed, Herbe aux Ladres, Speedwell, Thé d’Europe, Thé du Nord, Triaca, Verónica, Veronica Herb, Veronica officinalis, Veronicae Herba, Véronique, Véronique Mâle, Véronique Officinale.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

Veronica is a plant. The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.

People take veronica for problems with the lungs (respiratory tract), stomach and intestines (gastrointestinal tract), and bladder and kidneys (urinary tract). They also take it for gout, arthritis, muscle and joint pain (rheumatism), loss of appetite, liver problems, and diseases of the spleen.

Veronica is also used as a tonic, to cause sweating, to “purify” blood, and to increase metabolism.

Some people gargle with veronica to treat sore mouth and throat. It is sometimes applied directly to the skin to stop foot perspiration, heal wounds, and treat ongoing skin problems and itching.

Be careful not to confuse veronica (Veronica officinalis) with other veronica species such as Veronica allionii and Veronica chamaedrys.

How does it work?

Veronica may help the stomach lining repair itself.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Loss of appetite.
  • Arthritis.
  • Gout.
  • Liver conditions.
  • Lung conditions.
  • Spleen diseases.
  • Stomach and intestinal problems.
  • Kidney and bladder problems.
  • Itching, when applied to the skin.
  • Skin problems, when applied to the skin.
  • Wounds, when applied to the skin.
  • Sore mouth and throat, when used as a gargle.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of veronica for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

Veronica is safe when taken in food amounts and might be safe when taken by mouth as a medicine. However, the possible side effects are unknown.

There isn’t enough information to know whether veronica can be safely applied to the skin.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

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

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for VERONICA Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of veronica 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 veronica. 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.

View References

REFERENCES:

  • Electronic Code of Federal Regulations. Title 21. Part 182 -- Substances Generally Recognized As Safe. Available at: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?CFRPart=182
  • Scarlat M, Sandor V, Tamas M, Cuparencu B. Experimental anti-ulcer activity of Veronica officinalis L. extracts. J Ethnopharmacol 1985;13:157-63. View abstract.

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