Millefeuille-des-Marais, Utriculaire, Utriculaire Commune, Utriculaire Vulgaire, Utricularia, Utricularia vulgaris.
Bladderwort is a plant. The dried leaves are used to make a medicinal tea.
People take bladderwort for treating urinary tract disorders including kidney stones and urinary tract infections (UTIs). They also take it to treat spasms, fluid retention, and swelling; to stimulate gallbladder secretions; and to promote weight loss.
Bladderwort is sometimes applied directly to the skin for burns and swelling (inflammation).
How does it work?
There isn't enough information to know how bladderwort might work.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Urinary tract infections.
- Kidney stones.
- Fluid retention.
- Swelling (inflammation).
- Burns, when applied directly.
- 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 bladderwort 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 bladderwort. 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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Gruenwald J, Brendler T, Jaenicke C. PDR for Herbal Medicines. 1st ed. Montvale, NJ: Medical Economics Company, Inc., 1998.