Arenaria Roja, Casse-Pierre, Common Sandspurry, Sabline Rouge, Sandwort, Spergulaire Rouge, Spergularia rubra, Spergule Rouge.
Arenaria rubra is an herb. It is used to make medicine.
People take arenaria rubra to treat urinary tract disorders including bladder infections, painful or difficult urination, kidney stones, and bladder stones.
How does it work?
Arenaria rubra might help increase urine production (act as a diuretic).
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Bladder infections (cystitis).
- Painful or difficult urination (dysuria).
- Kidney stones.
- Bladder stones.
- 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).
LithiumInteraction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.Talk with your health provider.
Arenaria rubra might have an effect like a water pill or "diuretic." Taking arenaria rubra might decrease how well the body gets rid of lithium. This could increase how much lithium is in the body and result in serious side effects. Talk with your healthcare provider before using this product if you are taking lithium. Your lithium dose might need to be changed.
The appropriate dose of arenaria rubra 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 arenaria rubra. 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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