July 29, 2016

Cyclamen

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What other names is Cyclamen known by?

Ciclamen, Coquette, Cyclamen des Alpes, Cyclamen europaeum, Cyclamen d'Europe, Cyclamen purpurascens, Groundbread, Ivy-Leafed Cyclamen, Marron de Cochon, Pain de Pourceau, Rave de Terre, Sowbread, Swinebread, Violeta Persa, Violeta de los Alpes.

What is Cyclamen?

Cyclamen is a plant. The root and underground stem (rhizome) are used as medicine.

Despite serious safety concerns, people take cyclamen for "nervous emotional states" and problems with digestion. Women take it for menstrual disorders.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Menstrual disorders.
  • "Nervous emotional states."
  • Digestion problems.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of cyclamen 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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