Gisófila, Gypsophila paniculata, Gypsophilae Radix, Gypsophile Paniculé, Nube, Paniculata, Saponaire Blanche, Saponaire d’Orient, Saponaria Blanca, Soapwort, Velo de Novia.<br/><br/>
Overview InformationWhite soapwort is an herb. Its name comes from the fact that Franciscan and Dominican monks in the Middle Ages considered soapwort a divine gift that was meant to keep them clean. The root is used to make medicine.
People take white soapwort for cough, bronchitis, and swelling (inflammation) of the upper airways and lungs.
White soapwort is sometimes applied directly to the skin for ongoing (chronic) skin problems and eczema.
Don’t confuse white soapwort with red soapwort.
How does it work?White soapwort has chemicals that help to break up chest congestion by thinning mucous and making it easier to cough up.
Side Effects & SafetyWhite soapwort seems safe for most adults when taken by mouth appropriately. It can cause stomach irritation, nausea, and vomiting.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of white soapwort during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Stomach and intestinal irritation: White soapwort might make stomach and intestinal problems worse.
We currently have no information for WHITE SOAPWORT Interactions.
The appropriate dose of white soapwort 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 white soapwort. 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.
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