CANAIGRE

OTHER NAME(S):

Canaigre du Mexique, Canegra, Ginseng Rouge du Désert, Red American Ginseng, Rhubarbe Sauvage, Rubardo Silvestre, Rumex hymenosepalus, Wild Red American Ginseng, Wild Red Desert Ginseng.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

Canaigre is a plant. The root is used to make medicine.

People take canaigre for improving physical and athletic stamina, work efficiency, and thinking skills and concentration. They also take it as a general tonic to improve well-being. Other uses for canaigre include soothing irritated or swollen tissues and treating water retention, depression, and leprosy.

In manufacturing, canaigre is used for tanning leather and dying wool.

Canaigre is sometimes called red American ginseng, wild red American ginseng, or wild red desert ginseng. However, despite the “ginseng” name, it is not related to Panax ginseng, Siberian ginseng, or American ginseng and should not be confused with them.

How does it work?

Canaigre contains chemicals called tannins that act as a drying medicine and can help reduce swelling.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Depression.
  • Fluid retention.
  • Leprosy.
  • Improving physical stamina.
  • Improving work efficiency.
  • Improving thinking skills and mental concentration.
  • As a general tonic.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of canaigre for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

Canaigre seems to be safe for most people in usual amounts, but taking large amounts might be UNSAFE. There is concern that big doses of canaigre might contain enough tannins to cause cancer.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

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

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for CANAIGRE Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of canaigre 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 canaigre. 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:

  • Foster S, Tyler VE. Tyler's Honest Herbal: A Sensible Guide to the Use of Herbs and Related Remedies. 3rd ed., Binghamton, NY: Haworth Herbal Press, 1993.
  • McGuffin M, Hobbs C, Upton R, Goldberg A, eds. American Herbal Products Association's Botanical Safety Handbook. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, LLC 1997.
  • The Review of Natural Products by Facts and Comparisons. St. Louis, MO: Wolters Kluwer Co., 1999.

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