July 26, 2016

Greater Burnet

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What other names is Greater Burnet known by?

Garden Burnet, Grand Boucage, Grand Burnet, Grande Pimprenelle, Pimpinela Mayor, Poterium officinale, Sanguisorba, Sanguisorba carnea, Sanguisorba officinalis, Sanguisorba polygama, Sanguisorbe Officinale, Zi Yu.

What is Greater Burnet?

Greater burnet is a plant. The flowering parts are used to make medicine.

Greater burnet is used for ulcerative colitis, diarrhea, dysentery, and bladder problems. It is also used for blood vessel problems including hemorrhoids, swollen veins (phlebitis), and varicose veins.

Women use greater burnet for heavy menstrual flow during menopause, hot flashes, and irregular menstrual flow.

Some people put greater burnet in a dressing (plaster) and apply it to the skin for wounds and boils.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Heavy menstrual flow during menopause.
  • Hot flashes.
  • Irregular menstrual flow.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Ulcerative colitis.
  • Hemorrhoids.
  • Bladder problems.
  • Varicose veins.
  • Wounds and boils, when applied to the skin as a plaster.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of greater burnet 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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