REED HERB

OTHER NAME(S):

Arundo phragmites, Arundo vulgaris, Carrizo, Common Reed, Ditch Reed, Giant Reed, Phragmite, Phragmites, Phragmites australis, Phragmites communis, Phragmites longivalvis, Phragmites vulgaris, Reed, Roseau, Roseau Commun, Roseau des Marais, Sagne, Schilf.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

Reed herb is a plant. The stem and underground stem (rhizome) are used as medicine.

People take reed herb tea for digestion problems, diabetes, leukemia, and breast cancer.

Some people put reed herb directly on the skin to treat insect bites.

How does it work?

Reed herb contains vitamins A and C and some B vitamins. There isn't enough information to know how it might work.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of reed herb for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

It is not known if reed herb is safe or what the possible side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

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

Interactions

Interactions?

Moderate Interaction

Be cautious with this combination

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  • Lithium interacts with REED HERB

    Reed herb might have an effect like a water pill or "diuretic." Taking reed herb might decrease how well the body gets rid of lithium. This could increase how much lithium is in the body and result in serious side effects. Talk with your healthcare provider before using this product if you are taking lithium. Your lithium dose might need to be changed.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of reed herb 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 reed herb. 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:

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

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