FIREWEED

OTHER NAME(S):

Adelfilla, Blood Vine, Blooming Sally, Bouquet Rouge, Chamaenerion angustifolium, Chamerion angustifolium, Chanerol, Épilobe, Épilobe en Épi, Épilobe à Feuilles Étroites, Epilobio, Epilobium angustifolium, Epilobium spicatum, Flowering Willow, French Willow, Great Willow Herb, Great Willowherb, Herbe de San Antonio, Laurier de San Antonio, Persian Willow, Purple Rocket, Rose Bay Willow, Rosebay Willow, Tame Withy, Wickup, Wicopy, Willow Herb.

Overview

Overview Information

Fireweed is an herb. The parts of the plant that grow above ground are used to make medicine.

People use fireweed for migraine, the common cold, stomach ulcers, enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH), wound healing, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support any of these uses.

How does it work?

Fireweed might contain substances that reduce swelling (inflammation).

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

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

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

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

When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if fireweed 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 fireweed is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for FIREWEED Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of fireweed 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 fireweed. 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:

  • - Carroll AB, Pallardy SG, Galen C. Drought stress, plant water status, and floral trait expression in fireweed, Epilobium angustifolium (Onagraceae). Am J Bot. 2001;88(3):438-46. View abstract.
  • Deng L, Zong W, Tao X, et al. Evaluation of the therapeutic effect against benign prostatic hyperplasia and the active constituents from Epilobium angustifolium L. J Ethnopharmacol 2019;232:1-10. View abstract.
  • Hiermann A, Bucar F. Studies of Epilobium angustifolium extracts on growth of accessory sexual organs in rats. J Ethnopharmacol 1997;55:179-83. View abstract.
  • Hiermann A, Juan H, Sametz W. Influence of Epilobium extracts on prostaglandin biosynthesis and carrageenin induced edema of the rat paw. J Ethnopharmacol 1986;17:161-9. View abstract.
  • Hiermann A, Reidlinger M, Juan H, Sametz W. [Isolation of the antiphlogistic principle from Epilobium angustifolium]. Planta Med 1991;57:357-60. View abstract.
  • Schepetkin IA, Ramstead AG, Kirpotina LN, Voyich JM, Jutila MA, Quinn MT. Therapeutic potential of polyphenols from Epilobium angustifolium (Fireweed). Phytother Res. 2016;30(8):1287-97. View abstract.

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