What is knotweed used for?
Knotweed is used for bronchitis, cough, gum disease (gingivitis), and sore mouth and throat. It is also used for lung diseases, skin disorders, and fluid retention. Some people use it to reduce sweating associated with tuberculosis and to stop bleeding.
How does it work?
There are not enough studies about how knotweed works. Please discuss with your doctor for more information. However, there are some studies that show knotweed might be able to reduce swelling. It might also prevent plaque from building up on teeth.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using knotweed?
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 knotweed 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 knotweed are less strict than the regulations for a drug. More studies are needed to determine its safety. The benefits of taking knotweed must outweigh the risks before use. Consult with your herbalist or doctor for more information.
How safe is knotweed?
Knotweed may be safe for most people, but the possible side effects of knotweed are not known.
Special precautions & warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of knotweed during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
What kind of side effects may I have from knotweed?
If you have any concerns about side effects, please consult your herbalist or doctor.
What interactions may I have with herbal?
This herbal supplement may interact with your current medications or medical conditions. Consult with your herbal healer 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 knotweed?
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 knotweed come in?
Knotweed may be available in the form of capsule.
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Review Date: June 17, 2017 | Last Modified: June 17, 2017
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