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- Helping to prevent crusting in people with tracheostomy.
- Acetaminophen (Tylenol) poisoning.
- Reducing mucus and helping with breathing in various lung conditions.
- Cystic fibrosis.
Possibly Effective for...
- Chest pain (angina).
- Preventing complications of chronic bronchitis.
- Preventing complications of lung disease (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD).
- Preventing side effects of ifosfamide (Ifex, used for certain types of cancer).
- Preventing kidney problems with dyes used during some X-ray exams.
- Reducing homocysteine levels (a possible risk factor for heart disease).
- Reducing symptoms of the flu.
- Treating some types of epilepsy (seizures).
- Treating a lung disease called fibrosing alveolitis.
- Preventing problems such as heart attack and stroke in people with serious kidney disease.
Possibly Ineffective for...
- Preventing side effects of doxorubicin (used for certain types of cancer).
- Treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease).
Likely Ineffective for...
- Preventing new tumors in people with head and neck cancer, or lung cancer.
- Treating Alzheimer's disease.
- Improving how the body responds to nitroglycerin (Nitrostat).
- Treating organ failure.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Carbon monoxide poisoning; allergic reactions to phenytoin (Dilantin); ear infections; hayfever; removing heavy metals such as mercury, lead, and cadmium from the body; chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS); preventing alcoholic liver damage; protecting against environmental pollutants; colon cancer; and 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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