May 31, 2016

Betony

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What other names is Betony known by?

Bétoine, Betónica, Betonica officinalis, Bishopswort, Bishop Wort, Épiaire Officinale, Épiaire Vulgaire, Hedge Nettles, Stachys betonica, Stachys officinalis, Tabac des Gardes, Wood Betony.

What is Betony?

Betony is a plant. The parts that grow above the ground are dried and used to make medicine.

Betony is used for digestion problems including heartburn, diarrhea, and intestinal gas; for breathing problems including bronchitis and asthma; for painful conditions including gout, headache, and facial pain; and for urinary tract conditions including bladder and kidney stones (nephrolithiasis) and bladder pain and swelling (inflammation). It is also used to treat stress and tension, nervousness, and epilepsy.

In combination with other herbs, betony is used to treat nerve pain (neuralgia) and anxiety.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Bronchitis.
  • Asthma.
  • Anxiety.
  • Epilepsy.
  • Heartburn.
  • Nerve pain.
  • Gout.
  • Bladder or kidney stones.
  • Bladder pain and swelling (inflammation).
  • Headache.
  • Tension.
  • Facial pain.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of betony 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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