Rhatany (Krameria triandra) is a plant that is fairly uncommon. The root is used as medicine. Some rhatany products might not contain the correct plant. Related plants (other Krameria species) are sometimes used in place of rhatany, but are not stated on the label.

People use rhatany for intestinal swelling (enteritis), chest pain (angina), and for mild mouth and throat irritation, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these or other uses.

How does it work ?

Rhatany contains high concentrations of tannins. Tannins can reduce inflammation by shrinking tissues.

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