April 29, 2016

Bladderwort

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What other names is Bladderwort known by?

Millefeuille-des-Marais, Utriculaire, Utriculaire Commune, Utriculaire Vulgaire, Utricularia, Utricularia vulgaris.

What is Bladderwort?

Bladderwort is a plant. The dried leaves are used to make a medicinal tea.

People take bladderwort for treating urinary tract disorders including kidney stones and urinary tract infections (UTIs). They also take it to treat spasms, fluid retention, and swelling; to stimulate gallbladder secretions; and to promote weight loss.

Bladderwort is sometimes applied directly to the skin for burns and swelling (inflammation).

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Urinary tract infections.
  • Kidney stones.
  • Fluid retention.
  • Obesity.
  • Swelling (inflammation).
  • Spasms.
  • Burns, when applied directly.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of bladderwort 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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