April 30, 2016

Sundew

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What other names is Sundew known by?

Dew Plant, Drosera, Droséra, Drosera anglica, Droséra à Feuilles Rondes, Drosera intermedia, Drosera longifolia, Droséra à Longues Feuilles, Drosera ramentacea, Drosera rotundifolia, Drosère, Lustwort, Red Rot, Rocío del Sol, Rossolis d'Angleterre, Round-Leafed Sundew, Youthwort.

What is Sundew?

Sundew is an herb. The dried plant is used to make medicine.

People take sundew as a tea for various breathing problems including bronchitis, asthma, whooping cough (pertussis), windpipe infections (tracheitis), coughing fits, and dry cough. They also take it for stomach ulcers and cancer.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Coughs.
  • Asthma.
  • Bronchitis.
  • Windpipe infections.
  • Cancer.
  • Ulcers.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of sundew 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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