RUPTUREWORT

OTHER NAME(S):

Bruchkraut, Flax Weed, Herniaire, Herniaire Hirsute, Herniaire Glabre, Herniaria, Herniaria glabra, Herniaria hirsuta, Herniariae Herba, Herniary.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

Rupturewort is a plant. The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.

People take rupturewort to treat urinary tract disorders, lung problems, nerve pain, gout, arthritis, fluid retention, and muscle and joint pain (rheumatism); and for “purifying the blood.”

How does it work?

Rupturewort contains chemicals that might help stop spasms and promote the loss of water from the body through the urine (as a diuretic).

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Urinary tract disorders.
  • Lung problems.
  • Nerve pain.
  • Gout.
  • Arthritis.
  • Muscle and joint pain (rheumatism).
  • Fluid retention.
  • “Purifying the blood.”
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of rupturewort for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

There isn't enough information available to know if rupturewort is safe or what the possible side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

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

Interactions

Interactions?

Moderate Interaction

Be cautious with this combination

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  • Lithium interacts with RUPTUREWORT

    Rupturewort might have an effect like a water pill or "diuretic." Taking rupturewort might decrease how well the body gets rid of lithium. This could increase how much lithium is in the body and result in serious side effects. Talk with your healthcare provider before using this product if you are taking lithium. Your lithium dose might need to be changed.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of rupturewort 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 rupturewort. 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:

  • Wichtl MW. Herbal Drugs and Phytopharmaceuticals. Ed. N.M. Bisset. Stuttgart: Medpharm GmbH Scientific Publishers, 1994.
  • Gruenwald J, Brendler T, Jaenicke C. PDR for Herbal Medicines. 1st ed. Montvale, NJ: Medical Economics Company, Inc., 1998.

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