AVENS

OTHER NAME(S):

Benedict's Herb, Bennet's Root, Benoîte, Benoîte Commune, Benoîte Urbaine, Benoîte des Villes, Cariofilada, Colewort, Geum, Geum urbanum, Herb Bennet, Herbe Bénite, Herbe du Bon Soldat, Herbe à la Fièvre, Herbe de Saint-Benoît, Hierba de San Benito.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

Avens is a plant. The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.

Avens is used to treat diarrhea, colitis, uterine bleeding, and fevers.

In foods, avens is used as a flavoring.

How does it work?

Avens contains chemicals called tannins that help treat diarrhea by reducing swelling (inflammation).

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

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

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

Avens is safe when used in small amounts as a food flavoring. There isn't enough information to know if it is safe when used in larger medicinal amounts.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Avens might be UNSAFE to take if you are pregnant. It seems to affect the menstrual cycle, and this might cause a miscarriage.

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for AVENS Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of avens 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 avens. 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.

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REFERENCES:

  • Gruenwald J, Brendler T, Jaenicke C. PDR for Herbal Medicines. 1st ed. Montvale, NJ: Medical Economics Company, Inc., 1998.
  • Newall CA, Anderson LA, Philpson JD. Herbal Medicine: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals. London, UK: The Pharmaceutical Press, 1996.

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