July 26, 2016

Frostwort

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What other names is Frostwort known by?

Ciste du Canada, Cistus canadensis, Frost Plant, Frostweed, Hélianthème du Canada, Helianthemum, Helianthemum canadense, Rock-Rose, Sun Rose.

What is Frostwort?

Frostwort is an herb. The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.

People take frostwort for digestion problems.

Frostwort is sometimes applied directly to the skin for ulcers.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Digestive problems.
  • Skin ulcers, when applied directly.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of frostwort 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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