- What other names is Bittersweet Nightshade known by?
- What is Bittersweet Nightshade?
- How does Bittersweet Nightshade work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Bittersweet Nightshade.
People take bittersweet nightshade for skin conditions including eczema, itchy skin, acne, boils, broken skin, and warts. They also take it for joint pain (rheumatism), other types of pain, and fluid retention; and as a calming agent (sedative).
Some people apply bittersweet nightshade directly to the skin for eczema.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Itchy skin.
- Broken skin.
- Joint pain (rheumatism).
- Relieving fluid retention by promoting water loss (as a diuretic).
- Calming nervous excitement (as a sedative).
- Eczema, when taken by mouth or applied to the skin.
- Other conditions.
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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