July 25, 2016

Pink Root

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What other names is Pink Root known by?

American Wormgrass, Carolina Pink, Indian Pink, Lonicera marilandica, Maryland Pink, Œillet de la Caroline, Raíz Rosa, Rose Indien, Spigelia anthelmia, Spigelia marilandica, Spigélie du Maryland, Starbloom, Wormgrass.

What is Pink Root?

Pink root is an herb. The dried root and bulb are used to make medicine.

People take pink root along with a laxative to get rid of intestinal worms. This remedy was commonly used in the US as late as 1955.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Removing intestinal worms.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of pink root 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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