People use betony for asthma, heartburn, diarrhea, bladder and kidney stones, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
How does it work ?
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- Swelling (inflammation) of the main airways in the lung (bronchitis).
- Seizure disorder (epilepsy).
- Nerve pain.
- Bladder or kidney stones.
- Bladder pain and swelling (inflammation).
- Facial pain.
- Other conditions.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Low blood pressure (hypotension): Betony might lower blood pressure. It might cause blood pressure to drop too low in people prone to low blood pressure.
Surgery: Betony might affect blood pressure. There is some concern that it might interfere with blood pressure control during and after surgery. Stop using betony at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Medications for high blood pressure (Antihypertensive drugs) interacts with BETONY
Betony might lower blood pressure. Taking betony along with medications for high blood pressure might cause your blood pressure to go too low.
Some medications for high blood pressure include captopril (Capoten), enalapril (Vasotec), losartan (Cozaar), valsartan (Diovan), diltiazem (Cardizem), Amlodipine (Norvasc), hydrochlorothiazide (HydroDiuril), furosemide (Lasix), and many others.
Be cautious with this combination
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