July 29, 2016

Germander

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What other names is Germander known by?

Camedrio, Chasse-Fièvre, Chêneau, Chenette, Germandrée, Germandrée Officinale, Germandrée Petit Chêne, Petit Chêne, Teucrium chamaedrys, Wall Germander, Wild Germander.

What is Germander?

Germander is a plant. The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.

Despite serious safety concerns, people take germander for treating gallbladder conditions, fever, stomachaches, and mild diarrhea; as a digestive aid, germ-killer, and "rinse for gout;" and to help with weight loss.

Some people use germander as a mouthwash to freshen the breath and kill germs in the mouth.

In manufacturing, germander is used as a flavoring in alcoholic beverages.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Gallbladder conditions.
  • Fever.
  • Gout.
  • Stomachache.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Weight loss.
  • Use as a germ-killer (antiseptic).
  • Use as a mouthwash.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of germander 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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