July 28, 2016

Black Hellebore

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What other names is Black Hellebore known by?

Christe Herbe, Christmas Rose, Christmas Rose Plant, Eléboro Negro, Ellébore Noir, Hellébore Noir, Helleborus niger, Herbe aux Fous, Melampode, Rose de Carême, Rose de Noël, Rose Noire.

What is Black Hellebore?

Black hellebore is a plant. The leaves, root, and underground stem (rhizome) are used to make medicine. Be careful not to confuse black hellebore with white hellebore.

Despite serious safety concerns, people take black hellebore for nausea, worms, kidney infections, colds, and constipation.

Women take it to regulate their menstrual periods and to abort a pregnancy.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Nausea.
  • Worms.
  • Kidney infections.
  • Colds.
  • Constipation.
  • Irregular menstrual periods.
  • Causing miscarriage in pregnancy.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of black hellebore 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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