What is stone root used for?
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 for:
- Bladder inflammation.
- Water retention (edema).
- Kidney stones.
- Stomach and intestinal problems.
How does it work?
There are not enough studies about how stone root works. Please discuss with your herbalist or doctor for more information.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using stone root?
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 stone root 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 stone root?
Stone root seems to be safe.
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.
What kind of side effects may I have from stone root?
Taking large amounts of stone root can cause some side effects such as dizziness, nausea, painful urination, and stomach irritation.
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 stone root?
Stone root may interact with your current medications or medical conditions. Consult with your herbalist or doctor before using.
Products that may interact with stone root include:
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)
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.
Some “water pills” that can deplete potassium include chlorothiazide (Diuril), chlorthalidone (Thalitone), furosemide (Lasix), hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ, Hydrodiuril, Microzide), and others.
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 stone root?
The dose for stone root 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 stone root come in?
Stone root may be available in the following forms:
- Alcohol-free liquid extract
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