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American bittersweet is a plant. Its root and bark are used to make medicine.
People take American bittersweet for arthritis, fluid retention, and liver disorders. Women take it for menstrual disorders. Some people use it to cause sweating.
How does it work?
There isn't enough information to know how American bittersweet might work.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Menstrual disorders.
- Liver problems.
- Fluid retention.
- Causing sweating.
- Other conditions.
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).
The appropriate dose of American bittersweet depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for American bittersweet. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
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