- What other names is Squill known by?
- What is Squill?
- How does Squill work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Squill.
Despite serious safety concerns, people take squill to treat mild heart failure, irregular heartbeat, "nervous" heart complaints, and certain vein problems. They also take it as a "heart tonic."
Squill is used for lung diseases including chronic bronchitis, asthma with bronchitis, and whooping cough.
Some people take squill to relieve fluid retention (edema), thin mucus, induce vomiting, or cause an abortion.
In manufacturing, squill is used in pest control as rat poison.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Coronary heart disease (CHD). Early research suggests that injecting methylproscillaridin, a chemical in squill, intravenously (by IV) might improve heart function in people with coronary heart disease.
- Abnormal heart rhythm and other heart problems.
- Fluid retention (edema).
- Whooping cough.
- Thinning mucus.
- Inducing vomiting.
- 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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