Overview

Cyclamen is a plant. The root and underground stem (rhizome) are used as medicine.

Despite serious safety concerns, people take cyclamen by mouth for "nervous emotional states" and problems with digestion. Women take it for menstrual disorders.

Cyclamen is also used as a nose spray to treat a condition called rhinosinusitis (swelling of the nasal passages and sinuses which is usually caused by an infection).

How does it work ?

There isn't enough information to know how cyclamen might work as a medicine when taken by mouth. When used as a nose spray, it seems to help loosen mucus and drain the sinuses.

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