May 30, 2016

Marsh Tea

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What other names is Marsh Tea known by?

James' Tea, Lède des Marais, Ledi Palustris Herba, Lédon des Marais, Ledum palustre, Ledum Silvestre, Marsh Citrus, Moth Herb, Petit Thé du Labrador, Rhododendron palustre, Rhododendron tomentosum var. tomentosum, Romarin Sauvage, Romero Silvestre, Sumpfporst, Swamp Tea, Te de Los Pantanos, Wild Rosemary.

What is Marsh Tea?

Marsh tea is a plant. People use it to make medicine.

Marsh tea is used for muscle and joint pain (rheumatism), whooping cough, bronchitis, cold, cough, and chest and lung ailments. It is also used to stimulate milk flow, cause sweating, increase urine flow to relieve water retention, and loosen phlegm. Some women use marsh tea to cause an abortion.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Pain and swelling of the muscles and joints (rheumatism).
  • Whooping cough.
  • Bronchitis.
  • Colds.
  • Cough.
  • Fluid retention.
  • Stimulating milk flow.
  • Increasing sweating.
  • Causing an abortion.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of marsh tea 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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