July 25, 2016

Trailing Arbutus

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What other names is Trailing Arbutus known by?

Epigaea repens, Épigée Rampante, Fleur de Mai, Gravel Plant, Ground Laurel, Mountain Pink, Water Pink, Winter Pink.

What is Trailing Arbutus?

Trailing arbutus is an herb. The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.

People take trailing arbutus to treat urinary tract conditions and fluid retention. They also take it as a drying agent (astringent).

Trailing arbutus is sometimes called gravel plant. Be careful not to confuse it with another plant called gravel root.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Urinary tract conditions.
  • Fluid retention.
  • As a drying agent (astringent).
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of trailing arbutus 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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