STONE ROOT

OTHER NAME(S):

Baume de Cheval, Citronella, Colinsonia, Collinsonia, Collinsonia Canadense, Collinsonia canadensis, Collinsonie, Collinsonie du Canada, Guérit-Tout, Hardback, Hardhack, Heal-all, Horse Balm, Horseweed, Knob Grass, Knob Root, Knobweed, Racine de Pierre, Richleaf, Rich Weed, Stoneroot.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

Stone root is an herb. It has a strong, unpleasant smell that some people consider overwhelming. The root and rhizome (underground stem) are used to make medicine.

Stone root is used to treat urinary tract problems including bladder pain and swelling (inflammation), stones in the kidney and elsewhere in the urinary tract, and excess uric acid in the urine. It is also used to increase urine flow to relieve water retention (edema).

Some people use stone root for stomach and intestinal problems including indigestion.

Other uses include treatment of headaches and use as a tonic.

How does it work?

There isn't enough information available to know how stone root works.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

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

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

Stone root seems to be safe. Taking large amounts of stone root can cause some side effects such as dizziness, nausea, painful urination, and stomach irritation.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of stone root 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 STONE ROOT

    Stone root might have an effect like a water pill or "diuretic." Taking stone root 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.

  • Water pills (Diuretic drugs) interacts with STONE ROOT

    Stone root seems to work like "water pills." Stone root and "water pills" might cause the body to get rid of potassium along with water. Taking stone root along with "water pills" might decrease potassium in the body too much.<br><nb>Some "water pills" that can deplete potassium include chlorothiazide (Diuril), chlorthalidone (Thalitone), furosemide (Lasix), hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ, Hydrodiuril, Microzide), and others.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of stone 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 stone 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:

  • Gruenwald J, Brendler T, Jaenicke C. PDR for Herbal Medicines. 1st ed. Montvale, NJ: Medical Economics Company, Inc., 1998.
  • McGuffin M, Hobbs C, Upton R, Goldberg A, eds. American Herbal Products Association's Botanical Safety Handbook. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, LLC 1997.
  • Newall CA, Anderson LA, Philpson JD. Herbal Medicine: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals. London, UK: The Pharmaceutical Press, 1996.
  • The Review of Natural Products by Facts and Comparisons. St. Louis, MO: Wolters Kluwer Co., 1999.

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