July 30, 2016

Senega

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What other names is Senega known by?

Chinese Senega, Herbe au Lait, Klapperschlangen, Laitier, Milkwort, Mountain Polygala, Polygala, Polygala de Sénéca, Polygala de Virginie, Polygala Glomerata, Polygala japonica, Polygala Root, Polygala Reinii, Polygala Sénéca, Polygala senega, Polygalae Radix, Polygala tenuifolia, Racine de Polygala, Racine de Serpent à Sonnettes, Radix Polygalae, Rattlesnake Root, Senaga Snakeroot, Seneca, Sénéca, Seneca Snakeroot, Senega, Senega Snakeroot, Seneka, Snake Root, Yuan Zhi.

What is Senega?

Senega is a plant. The root is used to make medicine.

Senega is used for swelling (inflammation) of the throat, nose, and chest; for lung conditions including asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema; and for rattlesnake bite. It is also used to cause sweating, increase saliva, loosen phlegm, and cleanse the bowels.

Some people use senega as a gargle for sore throat.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Asthma.
  • Emphysema.
  • Bronchitis.
  • Swelling (inflammation) of the throat, nose, and chest.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of senega 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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