August 24, 2016

Bitter Milkwort

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What other names is Bitter Milkwort known by?

European Bitter Polygala, European Senega, Evergreen Snakeroot, Flowering Wintergreen, Little Pollom, Polygala amara, Polygala Amère, Polygale Amer, Snakeroot.

What is Bitter Milkwort?

Bitter milkwort is a plant. The flowering plant and root are used to make medicine.

People take bitter milkwort for breathing problems, cough, and bronchitis.

Don't confuse bitter milkwort (Polygala amara) with asarabacca (Asarum europaeum) or senega (Polygala senega). All three plants are sometimes called snakeroot.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Lung problems.
  • Bronchitis.
  • Cough.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of bitter milkwort 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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