Overview

Ground pine is a small plant with narrow leaves that are used to make medicine. It is not a member of the pine family, but it resembles a pine seedling and gives off a pine-like smell when crushed.

People take ground pine for gout, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the common cold, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

Some people apply ground pine directly to the skin for wound healing.

How does it work ?

There isn't enough reliable information available to know how ground pine might work.

Uses & Effectiveness ?

Insufficient Evidence for

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

Side Effects

When taken by mouth: There isn't enough reliable information to know if ground pine is safe or what the side effects might be.

When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if ground pine is safe or what the side effects might be.

Special Precautions and Warnings

When taken by mouth: There isn't enough reliable information to know if ground pine is safe or what the side effects might be.

When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if ground pine is safe or what the side effects might be. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if ground pine is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Interactions ?

We currently have no information for GROUND PINE overview.

Dosing

The appropriate dose of ground pine 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 ground pine. 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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