Lady’s bedstraw

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Uses

What is lady’s bedstraw used for?

Lady’s bedstraw is a plant. The leaves, stems, and flowers are used to make medicine.

Lady’s bedstraw is used for treating cancer, epilepsy, hysteria, spasms, tumors, loss of appetite, and chest and lung ailments.

It is also used to increase urine output (as a diuretic) for relieving water retention, especially swollen ankles.

Some people use lady’s bedstraw to cause sweating; as a tonic; to increase sexual desire (as an aphrodisiac); as a drying agent (astringent); and to empty the bowels (as a purgative).

Lady’s bedstraw is sometimes applied directly to the skin for poorly healing wounds and to stop bleeding.

How does it work?

There are not enough studies about how lady’s bedstraw works. Please discuss with your herbalist or doctor for more information.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using lady’s bedstraw?

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 lady’s bedstraw or other medications or other herbs.
  • 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 herb are less strict than the regulations for a drug. More studies are needed to determine its safety. The benefits of taking this herb must outweigh the risks before use. Consult with your herbalist or doctor for more information.

How safe is lady’s bedstraw?

It is not known if lady’s bedstraw 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 lady’s bedstraw during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Side effects

What kind of side effects may I have from lady’s bedstraw?

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

Interactions

What interactions may I have with lady’s bedstraw?

Lady’s bedstraw may interact with your current medications or medical conditions. Consult with your herbalist or doctor before using.

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 lady’s bedstraw?

The dose for lady’s bedstraw may be different for every patient. The dose that you take depends on your age, health, and several other conditions. Herbs are not always safe. Please discuss with your herbalist or doctor for your appropriate dosage.

What form does lady’s bedstraw come in?

Lady’s bedstraw may be available in the following forms:

  • Raw lady’s bedstraw

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

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Review Date: November 17, 2017 | Last Modified: November 28, 2017

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