July 28, 2016

Sweet Cicely

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What other names is Sweet Cicely known by?

British Myrrh, Cerfeuil Anisé, Cerfeuil d'Espagne, Cerfeuil Musqué, Cerfeuil Odorant, Myrrhe Odorante, Myrrhis odorata, Perifollo Oloroso, Roman Plant, Shepherd's Needle, Sweet Bracken, Sweet Chervil, Sweet-Cus, Sweet-Fern, Sweet-Humlock, Sweets, The Roman Plant.

What is Sweet Cicely?

Sweet cicely is an herb. It is used to make medicine.

People take sweet cicely as a tea or tonic for asthma and other breathing problems, cough, digestion problems, chest and throat complaints, and urinary tract disorders. It is also used as a "blood purifier."

Sweet cicely is sometimes applied directly to the skin for gout.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Asthma.
  • Congestion.
  • Digestion problems.
  • Urinary tract conditions.
  • Gout, when applied to the skin.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of sweet cicely 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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