May 4, 2016

Beth Root

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What other names is Beth Root known by?

Birthroot, Coughroot, Ground Lily, Jew's Harp Plant, Indian Balm, Indian Shamrock, Lamb's Quarters, Lirio Americano, Milk Ipecac, Pariswort, Rattlesnake Root, Snakebite, Stinking Benjamin, Three-Leafed Nightshade, Trille Dressé, Trille Rouge, Trillium erectum, Wake Robin.

What is Beth Root?

Beth root is a plant. The root, underground stem (rhizome), and leaf are used to make medicine.

Despite safety concerns, women take beth root for heavy and painful menstrual periods. Beth root is also used for reducing swelling and for breaking up chest congestion.

Some people apply beth root directly to the skin for varicose veins, ulcers, bruises, and bleeding hemorrhoids.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...



TAKEN BY MOUTH
  • Heavy menstruation and cramps.
  • Swelling.
  • Breaking up chest congestion.
  • Other conditions.
APPLIED TO THE SKIN
  • Varicose veins.
  • Ulcers.
  • Bruises.
  • Bleeding hemorrhoids.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of beth root for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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