HOUSELEEK

OTHER NAME(S):

Aaron's Rod, Ayegreen, Ayron, Barbe de Jupiter, Bullock's Eye, Hens and Chickens, Joubarbe, Joubarbe des Toits, Jupiter's Beard, Jupiter's Eye, Liveforever, Sempervivum tectorum, Sengreen, Siempreviva Mayor, Thor's Beard, Thunder Plant.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

Houseleek is a plant. The leaf of the non-flowering plant is used to make medicine.

Houseleek is used for severe diarrhea.

Some people apply houseleek directly to the skin for burns; ulcers; warts; and itchy, burning skin and swelling associated with insect bites. The diluted juice is used as a gargle for ulcers in the mouth.

How does it work?

There isn't enough information to know how houseleek might work.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for



TAKEN BY MOUTH APPLIED TO THE SKIN
  • Ulcers in the mouth.
  • Burns.
  • Skin ulcers.
  • Warts.
  • Itchy, burning skin and swelling from insect bites.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of houseleek for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

There isn't enough information to know if houseleek is safe when taken by mouth or put on the skin or what the possible side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of houseleek during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for HOUSELEEK Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of houseleek 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 houseleek. 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:

  • Gruenwald J, Brendler T, Jaenicke C. PDR for Herbal Medicines. 1st ed. Montvale, NJ: Medical Economics Company, Inc., 1998.

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