August 23, 2016


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What other names is Eryngo known by?

Chardon Bleu, Chardon des Dunes, Chardon à Feuilles de Yucca, Chardon Roland Maritime, Eringo, Eryngii Herba, Eryngii Radix, Eryngo Root, Eryngium, Eryngium campestre, Eryngium maritimum, Eryngium planum, Eryngium yuccifolium, Panicaut des Champs, Panicaut des Dunes, Panicaut à Feuilles Planes, Panicaut à Feuilles de Yucca, Panicaut Maritime, Panicaut de Mer, Panicaut Plane, Panicaut Champêtre, Sea Holly, Sea Holme, Sea Hulver.

What is Eryngo?

Eryngo is an herb. The parts of the plant that grow above the ground and the root are used to make medicine.

People take eryngo preparations made from the above-ground parts for urinary tract infections, prostate problems, and swollen breathing passages.

Eryngo preparations made from the root are used for various urinary tract conditions including kidney and bladder stones, kidney pain and swelling, and difficult urination. Other uses for eryngo root include treatment of coughs, skin disorders, and bronchitis and other breathing problems.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs).
  • Prostate problems.
  • Cough.
  • Bronchitis.
  • Kidney and bladder stones.
  • Kidney pain and swelling.
  • Fluid retention.
  • Difficult urination.
  • Skin problems.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of eryngo 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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