NERVE ROOT

OTHER NAME(S):

American Valerian, Bleeding Heart, Cyprip&egrave;de Acaule, Cyprip&egrave;de Rose, Cypripedium, Cypripedium calceolus, Cypripedium parviflorum, Cypripedium pubescens, Lady's Slipper, Moccasin Flower, Monkey Flower, Noah's Ark, Sabot de Vénus, Sabot de la Vierge, Shoe, Slipper Root, Venus' Shoe, Yellows.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

Nerve root is a plant that many people recognize as “lady’s slipper.” But don’t confuse nerve root with Calypso bulbosa (Cypripedium bulbosum) or Cypripedium parviflorum, related species that are also known as lady's slipper.

Despite serious safety concerns, people use the root and rhizome (underground stem) of nerve root to make medicine. It is used for heavy menstrual periods and diarrhea. Nerve root is also used for trouble sleeping (insomnia) and related anxiety, emotional tension, hysteria, anxiety states, agitation, and nervousness.

Nerve root is sometimes applied to the affected area to treat vaginal itching.

How does it work?

Nerve root might act as a drying agent to help shrink blood vessels.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

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

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

Nerve root is POSSIBLY UNSAFE for most people when taken by mouth. It can cause hallucinations, giddiness, restlessness, headache, skin irritation, and other side effects.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It is POSSIBLY UNSAFE to take nerve root if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Don’t use it.

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for NERVE ROOT Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of nerve root 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 nerve root. 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:

  • Liu, D., Ju, J. H., Zou, Z. J., Lin, G., and Yang, J. S. Isolation and structure determination of cypritibetquinone A and B, two new phenanthraquinones from Cypripedium tibeticum. Yao Xue.Xue.Bao. 2005;40(3):255-257. View abstract.
  • Schmalle, H. and Hausen, B. M. A new sensitizing quinone from lady slipper (Cypripedium calceolus). Naturwissenschaften 1979;66(10):527-528. View abstract.

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