Generic Name: Queen’s delight

Uses

What is queen’s delight used for?

Queen’s delight is a plant. The root is used as medicine.

Despite serious safety concerns, people take queen’s delight to treat liver disease, gallbladder disorders, skin diseases, constipation, bronchitis, and hoarseness (laryngitis). It is also used to cause vomiting and as a “blood purifier.”

Some people apply queen’s delight directly to the affected area to treat skin diseases and hemorrhoids.

How does it work?

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

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using queen’s delight?

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 queen’s delight 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 queen’s delight?

Queen’s delight might be unsafe when used by mouth or applied to the skin. It contains chemicals that might cause cancer. It might also activate viruses harbored in the body.

Special precautions & warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It’s unsafe to take queen’s delight by mouth if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, especially if you are using fresh root instead of dried root. It’s also unsafe to apply queen’s delight directly to the skin.

Stomach and intestinal (gastrointestinal, GI) conditions: Don’t use queen’s delight if you have GI irritation or swelling (inflammation), nausea, or vomiting.

Side effects

What kind of side effects may I have from queen’s delight?

Queen’s delight is very irritating and can cause swelling wherever it comes in contact with the body such as the skin, mouth, throat, and digestive tract. It can also cause vomiting, diarrhea, and nausea. In large amounts, queen’s delight may cause a burning sensation of the mouth and throat, painful urination, aches and pains, itching, rash, cough, depression, fatigue, and sweating.

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.

Interactions

What interactions may I have with queen’s delight?

Queen’s delight 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 queen’s delight?

The dose for queen’s delight 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 queen’s delight come in?

Queen’s delight may be available in the following forms:

  • Raw queen’s delight

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

Review Date: December 6, 2017 | Last Modified: December 6, 2017

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