Overview

Madder is a plant. The root is used to make medicine.

People use madder for conditions such as kidney stones, menstrual disorders, urinary tract disorders, wound healing, and many others, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses. Using madder can also be unsafe.

How does it work ?

Some chemicals in madder might help prevent kidney stones. Madder might also slow down the intestines to treat diarrhea.

Uses & Effectiveness ?

Insufficient Evidence for

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of madder for these uses.

Side Effects

When taken by mouth: Madder is LIKELY UNSAFE. The chemicals in madder may cause cancer. Madder can also cause urine, saliva, perspiration, tears, and breast milk to turn red in color.

When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if madder is safe. Some people are allergic to madder when it touches the skin.

Special Precautions and Warnings

When taken by mouth: Madder is LIKELY UNSAFE. The chemicals in madder may cause cancer. Madder can also cause urine, saliva, perspiration, tears, and breast milk to turn red in color.

When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if madder is safe. Some people are allergic to madder when it touches the skin. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's UNSAFE to take madder by mouth if you are pregnant. It might start your menstrual period and that could cause a miscarriage. Madder might also cause birth defects.

It's also UNSAFE to use madder if you are breast-feeding. It might harm the nursing baby, and it might turn breast milk red.

Interactions ?

We currently have no information for MADDER overview.

Dosing

The appropriate dose of madder 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 madder. 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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