Knotweed is used for swelling (inflammation) of the main airways in the lung (bronchitis), cough, sore throat, a mild form of gum disease (gingivitis), and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
How does it work ?
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- A mild form of gum disease (gingivitis). Early research suggests that a root extract of knotweed might be useful as a mouth rinse to treat gingivitis, decreasing bleeding and swelling of the gums.
- Swelling (inflammation) of the main airways in the lung (bronchitis).
- Skin irritation.
- Sore throat.
- Stopping bleeding.
- Other conditions.
When applied to the skin: Knotweed is POSSIBLY SAFE when used in a mouthwash twice daily for up to 2 weeks.
Special Precautions and Warnings
When applied to the skin: Knotweed is POSSIBLY SAFE when used in a mouthwash twice daily for up to 2 weeks. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if knotweed is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
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