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What is sanicle used for?

Sanicle is a plant. The parts that grow above the ground are used as medicine.

People take sanicle for swollen airways (bronchitis) and cough.

Be careful not to confuse sanicle (Sanicula europaea) with Prunella vulgaris, both of which are known as “self-heal.” Also be careful not to confuse Sanicula europaea with Astrantia major, both of which are known as “sanicle.”

How does it work?

There are not enough studies about how sanicle works. Please discuss with your herbalist or doctor for more information. However, it is known that sanicle seems to thin mucus to make it easier to cough up.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using sanicle?

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 sanicle 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 sanicle?

Sanicle is possibly safe for most people when taken by mouth.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

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

Stomach or intestinal disorders (such as ulcers, ulcerative colitis, and other digestive tract problems): Sanicle can make these conditions worse. Don’t use sanicle if you have stomach or intestinal problems.

Side effects

What kind of side effects may I have from sanicle?

In large amounts, sanicle may cause some side effects including stomach upset, nausea, and vomiting.

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about side effects, please consult your herbalist or doctor.


What interactions may I have with sanicle?

Sanicle may interact with your current medications or medical conditions. Consult with your herbalist or doctor before using.


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 sanicle?

The dose for sanicle 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 sanicle come in?

Sanicle may be available in the following forms:

  • Raw sanicle
  • Sanicle liquid extract
  • Sanicle capsules

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

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Review Date: January 22, 2018 | Last Modified: December 5, 2019

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