Jewelweed

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Update Date 12/05/2020 . 2 mins read
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Uses

What is jewelweed used for?

People take jewelweed by mouth to treat mild digestive disorders, as well as rashes caused by poison ivy. Some people also apply jewelweed directly to the skin for poison ivy.

How does it work?

Jewelweed is said to aid digestion and increase the loss of body water through the urine (diuretic effect); however, there are not enough studies about how this herbal supplement works. Please discuss with your herbalist or doctor for more information.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using jewelweed?

Consult with your doctor or pharmacist or herbalist, if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription.
  • You have allergy with any substances of jewelweed or other medications or other herbals.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
  • You have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.

The regulations for an herbal supplement are less strict than the regulations for a drug. More studies are needed to determine its safety. The benefits of taking this herbal supplement must outweigh the risks before use. Consult with your herbalist or doctor for more information.

How safe is jewelweed?

Jewelweed is possibly safe for most people when taken by mouth or applied directly to the skin. No significant side effects have been reported.

Special precautions & warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking lotus if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Side effects

What kind of side effects may I have from jewelweed?

If you have any concerns about side effects, please consult your herbalist or doctor.

Interactions

What interactions may I have with jewelweed?

This herbal supplement may interact with your current medications or medical conditions. Consult with your herbalist or doctor before using.

Products that may interact with this herbal include: Lithium

Jewelweed might have an effect like a water pill or “diuretic.” Taking jewelweed 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.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for medical advice. ALWAYS consult your herbalist or doctor before using this medication.

What is the usual dose for jewelweed?

The dose for this herbal supplement may be different for every patient. The dose that you take depends on your age, health, and several other conditions. Herbal supplements are not always safe. Please discuss with your herbalist or doctor for your appropriate dosage.

What form does jewelweed come in?

Jewelweed supplement may be available in the following dosage forms:

  • Fluid extract;
  • Powder;
  • Tincture;

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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