July 28, 2016

Star Of Bethlehem

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What other names is Star Of Bethlehem known by?

Dame d'Onze Heures, Estrella de Belén, Étoile de Bethléem, Étoile de Marie, Nap-at-noon, Ornithogale en Ombelle, Ornithogalum umbellatum, Sleepydick, Snowdrop.

What is Star Of Bethlehem?

Star of Bethlehem is a plant. The bulb of the plant contains chemicals that have been used as a medicine.

Despite serious safety concerns, people take star of Bethlehem for congestive heart failure (CHF).

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Heart failure. Individuals report that taking extracts of star of Bethlehem can improve heart function, decrease lung congestion, and decrease water retention in the legs. But a formal scientific study is needed to determine whether these benefits are typical.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of star of Bethlehem for this use.

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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