April 30, 2016

Traveler's Joy

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What other names is Traveler's Joy known by?

Aubavis, Aubervigne, Bois à Fumer, Bois de Pipe, Clemátide, Clematis vitalba, Clématite des Haies, Clématite Vigne-Blanche, Herbe aux Gueux, Old Man's Beard, Travelers Joy, Vigne de Salomon, Viorne des Pauvres.

What is Traveler's Joy?

Traveler's joy is an herb. The leaves are used to make medicine.

Despite serious safety concerns, people take traveler's joy for diseases of the male genitals and migraine headaches.

Traveler's joy is sometimes applied directly to the skin for poorly healing wounds and for migraine headaches.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Diseases of the male genitals.
  • Wounds, when applied to the skin.
  • Migraine headaches, when taken by mouth or applied to the skin.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of traveler's joy 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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