FORGET-ME-NOT

OTHER NAME(S):

Field Scorpion Grass, Forget Me Not, Herbe d’Amour, Myosotis, Myosotis arvensis, Myosotis des Champs, Ne-m’oubliez-pas, Nomeolvides, Oreille-de-Souris.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

Forget-me-not is an herb. The whole plant is used to make medicine.

Despite safety concerns, people take forget-me-not for lung problems and nosebleeds.

How does it work?

There isn't enough information available to know how forget-me-not might work.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of forget-me-not for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

Forget-me-not might be UNSAFE. It belongs to a plant family that contains hepatotoxic pyrrolizidine alkaloids, chemicals that can cause severe liver damage and cancer.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It’s UNSAFE for anyone, including pregnant and breast-feeding women, to use forget-me-not because it might contain chemicals that can cause severe liver damage and cancer.

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for FORGET-ME-NOT Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of forget-me-not 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 forget-me-not. 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:

  • Chojkier M. Hepatic sinusoidal-obstruction syndrome: toxicity of pyrrolizidine alkaloids. J Hepatol 2003;39:437-46. View abstract.
  • Roeder E. Medicinal plants in Europe containing pyrrolizidine alkaloids. Pharmazie 1995;50:83-98.

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