May 31, 2016

Canaigre

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What other names is Canaigre known by?

Canaigre du Mexique, Canegra, Ginseng Rouge du Désert, Red American Ginseng, Rhubarbe Sauvage, Rubardo Silvestre, Rumex hymenosepalus, Wild Red American Ginseng, Wild Red Desert Ginseng.

What is Canaigre?

Canaigre is a plant. The root is used to make medicine.

People take canaigre for improving physical and athletic stamina, work efficiency, and thinking skills and concentration. They also take it as a general tonic to improve well-being. Other uses for canaigre include soothing irritated or swollen tissues and treating water retention, depression, and leprosy.

In manufacturing, canaigre is used for tanning leather and dying wool.

Canaigre is sometimes called red American ginseng, wild red American ginseng, or wild red desert ginseng. However, despite the "ginseng" name, it is not related to Panax ginseng, Siberian ginseng, or American ginseng and should not be confused with them.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Depression.
  • Fluid retention.
  • Leprosy.
  • Improving physical stamina.
  • Improving work efficiency.
  • Improving thinking skills and mental concentration.
  • As a general tonic.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of canaigre 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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