- What other names is Indian Snakeroot known by?
- What is Indian Snakeroot?
- How does Indian Snakeroot work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Indian Snakeroot.
Indian snakeroot is used for mild high blood pressure, nervousness, trouble sleeping (insomnia), and mental disorders such as agitated psychosis and insanity. Indian snakeroot is also used for snake and reptile bites, fever, constipation, feverish intestinal diseases, liver ailments, achy joints (rheumatism), fluid retention (edema), epilepsy, and as a tonic for general debilities.
One of the chemicals in Indian snakeroot is the same as a prescription drug called reserpine. Reserpine is used to treat mild to moderate hypertension, schizophrenia, and some symptoms of poor circulation.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Trouble sleeping (insomnia). Early evidence indicates that Indian snakeroot in a specific combination with two other herbs might help insomnia.
- Mental disorders such as schizophrenia.
- Liver problems.
- Joint pain.
- Spasms in the legs due to poor circulation.
- Mild high blood pressure.
- Other conditions.
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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