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 ?
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- Loss of appetite.
- 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.
There isn’t enough information to know whether veronica can be safely applied to the skin.
Special Precautions and Warnings
There isn’t enough information to know whether veronica can be safely applied to the skin. 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.
We currently have no information for VERONICA overview.
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