May 24, 2016

Houseleek

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What other names is Houseleek known by?

Aaron's Rod, Ayegreen, Ayron, Barbe de Jupiter, Bullock's Eye, Hens and Chickens, Joubarbe, Joubarbe des Toits, Jupiter's Beard, Jupiter's Eye, Liveforever, Sempervivum tectorum, Sengreen, Siempreviva Mayor, Thor's Beard, Thunder Plant.

What is Houseleek?

Houseleek is a plant. The leaf of the non-flowering plant is used to make medicine.

Houseleek is used for severe diarrhea.

Some people apply houseleek directly to the skin for burns; ulcers; warts; and itchy, burning skin and swelling associated with insect bites. The diluted juice is used as a gargle for ulcers in the mouth.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...



TAKEN BY MOUTH
  • Severe diarrhea.
  • Other conditions.
APPLIED TO THE SKIN
  • Ulcers in the mouth.
  • Burns.
  • Skin ulcers.
  • Warts.
  • Itchy, burning skin and swelling from insect bites.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of houseleek 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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