August 27, 2016

Puff Ball

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What other names is Puff Ball known by?

Bejines, Bovista, Cuescos, Deer Balls, Espèces du Genre Lycoperdon, Hart's Truffle, Lycoperdon, Lycoperdon species, Pet-de-Loup, Vesse-de-Loup.

What is Puff Ball?

Puff ball is a type of mushroom. The mushroom cap and spores are used as medicine.

People take puff ball for nosebleeds and skin disorders.

Young puff ball mushrooms are edible.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Nosebleeds.
  • Skin disorders.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of puff ball 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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