May 28, 2016

Reed Herb

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What other names is Reed Herb known by?

Arundo phragmites, Arundo vulgaris, Carrizo, Common Reed, Ditch Reed, Giant Reed, Phragmite, Phragmites, Phragmites australis, Phragmites communis, Phragmites longivalvis, Phragmites vulgaris, Reed, Roseau, Roseau Commun, Roseau des Marais, Sagne, Schilf.

What is Reed Herb?

Reed herb is a plant. The stem and underground stem (rhizome) are used as medicine.

People take reed herb tea for digestion problems, diabetes, leukemia, and breast cancer.

Some people put reed herb directly on the skin to treat insect bites.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Digestive disorders.
  • Diabetes.
  • Leukemia.
  • Breast cancer.
  • Insect bites, when applied to the skin.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of reed herb 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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