Overview

Eastern hemlock is a plant. The bark is used as medicine.

People use eastern hemlock for conditions such as digestive disorders, diarrhea, a disease caused by vitamin C-deficiency (scurvy), and diseases of the mouth and throat, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

How does it work ?

Eastern hemlock contains tannins. Astringent chemicals, such as tannins, can cause the mouth, throat, and digestive tract linings to shrink and form a protective surface coating.

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