AMERICAN ADDER'S TONGUE

OTHER NAME(S):

Ail-Doux, Ail Doux, Dog's Tooth Violet, Érythrone d'Amérique, Erythronium, Erythronium americanum, Lamb's Tongue, Langue de Serpent, Lengua de Serpiente Americana, Rattlesnake Violet, Serpent's Tongue, Snake Leaf, Yellow Snakeleaf, Yellow Snowdrop.

Overview

Overview Information

American adder's tongue is a plant. The leaves and fleshy roots (tubers) are used to make medicine.

American adder's tongue is used to treat skin ulcers and to induce vomiting, but there is no good scientific evidence to support its use for any condition.

Don't confuse American adder's tongue (Erythronium americanum) with English adder's tongue (Ophioglossum vulgatum).

How does it work?

There isn't enough reliable information to know how American adder's tongue might work as a medicine.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • To induce vomiting.
  • Skin softener.
  • Skin ulcers.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of American adder's tongue for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

When taken by mouth: There isn't enough reliable information to know if American adder's tongue is safe or what the side effects might be.

When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if American adder's tongue is safe or what the side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if American adder's tongue is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Plant allergies: People who are allergic tulips, lilies, and related plants may also have an allergic reaction to American adder's tongue.

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for AMERICAN ADDER'S TONGUE Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of American adder's tongue 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 American adder's tongue. 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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