July 23, 2016


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What other names is Loosestrife known by?

Chasse-Bosse, Herbe-aux-Corneilles, Lisimaquia, Lysimachia vulgaris, Lysimaque, Lysimaque Commune, Lysimaque Vulgaire, Yellow Willowherb.

What is Loosestrife?

Loosestrife is a plant. It is used to make medicine.

People take loosestrife to treat vitamin C-deficiency (scurvy); diarrhea; and excessive bleeding (hemorrhage), including nosebleeds and heavy menstrual flow.

Loosestrife is sometimes applied directly to the skin for wounds.

Don't confuse loosestrife (Lysimachia vulgaris) with purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria). Both are known as loosestrife.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Diarrhea.
  • Vitamin C-deficiency (scurvy).
  • Wounds.
  • Excessive bleeding (hemorrhage) including nose bleeds and heavy menstrual flow.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of loosestrife 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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