May 29, 2016

Stavesacre

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What other names is Stavesacre known by?

Albarraz, Delphinium staphisagria, Herbe aux Goutteux, Herbe aux Poux, Raisin Sauvage, Staphisagra, Staphisaigre, Staphysagria, Staphysaigre.

What is Stavesacre?

Stavesacre is a plant. The seeds, though poisonous when taken by mouth, are used to make medicine that is applied to the skin.

Washes or ointments made from stavesacre seeds are applied to the skin to treat lice and nerve pain.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Head lice, when applied to the skin.
  • Nerve pain, when applied to the skin.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of stavesacre 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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