SWEET GALE

OTHER NAME(S):

Bayberry, Bog Myrtle, Bois-Sent-Bon, Dutch Myrtle, Galé Odorant, Lorette, Mirto de Brabante, Mirto de Turbera, Myrica gale, Myrique Baumier, Myrte Bâtard, Myrte des Marais, Piment Aquatique, Piment Royal, Poivre du Brabant, Romarin du Nord.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

Sweet gale is an herb. The leaves, branches, and wax are used to make medicine.

People take sweet gale for digestion problems.

In Sweden, a strong brew of sweet gale dried bark is used to treat intestinal worms and to relieve itching.

How does it work?

Sweet gale contains ingredients that might help reduce skin redness and swelling (inflammation) and have a drying (astringent) effect on the tissues.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

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

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

There isn't enough information available to know if sweet gale leaves and branches are safe. The oil of sweet gale is poisonous.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of sweet gale during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for SWEET GALE Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of sweet gale 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 sweet gale. 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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REFERENCES:

  • Gruenwald J, Brendler T, Jaenicke C. PDR for Herbal Medicines. 1st ed. Montvale, NJ: Medical Economics Company, Inc., 1998.

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