July 1, 2016

Brooklime

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What other names is Brooklime known by?

Becabunga, Beccabunga, Cresson de Cheval, Cresson de Chien, Mouth-Smart, Neckweed, Salade de Chouette, Speedwell, Veronica beccabunga, Véronique Beccabunga, Véronique des Ruisseaux, Water Pimpernel, Water Purslane.

What is Brooklime?

Brooklime is a plant. People use the juice as medicine.

Brooklime is used for reducing urine output; and for treating constipation, liver complaints, severe diarrhea (dysentery), lung infection, and bleeding gums.

Don't confuse brooklime with black root (Leptandra virginica) or veronica (Veronica officinalis). All three plants are sometimes called "speedwell."

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Reducing urine output.
  • Constipation.
  • Liver complaints.
  • Severe diarrhea (dysentery).
  • Lung infection.
  • Bleeding gums.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of brooklime 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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