People use lousewort for heart failure, lice, and an itchy skin infection caused by mites (scabies), but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
How does it work ?
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- Heart failure.
- Indigestion (dyspepsia).
- Itchy skin infection caused by mites (scabies).
- Muscle soreness.
- Sore throat.
- Stomach ulcers.
- Swelling (inflammation) of the main airways in the lung (bronchitis).
- Swelling (inflammation) of the tonsils (tonsillitis).
- Other conditions.
Special Precautions and Warnings
When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if lousewort is safe or what the side effects might be. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if lousewort is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Iron-deficiency anemia: Lousewort contains chemicals that bind to iron. In theory, this might reduce the amount of iron that the body absorbs from food and supplements.
We currently have no information for LOUSEWORT overview.
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