Despite serious safety concerns, scarlet pimpernel is used for wound healing, infections, joint pain, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support its use.
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- Liver disorders.
- Kidney disorders.
- Wound healings, when applied to the skin.
- Itching, when applied to the skin.
- Painful joints, when taken by mouth or applied to the skin.
- Other conditions.
When applied to the skin: Scarlet pimpernel is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when applied to the skin, long-term. There isn't enough reliable information to know if scarlet pimpernel is safe for short-term use.
Special Precautions and Warnings
When applied to the skin: Scarlet pimpernel is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when applied to the skin, long-term. There isn't enough reliable information to know if scarlet pimpernel is safe for short-term use. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's LIKELY UNSAFE to use scarlet pimpernel if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. It might make the uterus contract. This could cause a miscarriage. Long-term use or high doses can also lead to swelling of the stomach, intestines, and kidneys. Stay on the safe side and avoid using scarlet pimpernel if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Hormone-sensitive conditions such as breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, endometriosis, or uterine fibroids: Scarlet pimpernel might act like estrogen. If you have any condition that might be made worse by exposure to estrogen, don't use scarlet pimpernel.
Difficulty conceiving a child (infertility): Scarlet pimpernel might harm sperm. If you are a woman trying to conceive a child or a man trying to father a child, don't use scarlet pimpernel.
We currently have no information for SCARLET PIMPERNEL overview.
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