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Soapwort

Brand Name and Other Names: bouncing bet, crow soap, dog cloves, farewell summer, foam dock, fuller's herb, gill run by the St. Saponary, hedge pink, lady by the gate, latherwort, old maid's pink, Saponaria officinalis, soap root, sweet Betty, wild sweet William

Generic Name: Soapwort

Drug Class: Pulmonary, Herbals

What Is Soapwort Used For and How Does it Work?

Soapwort oral suggested uses include for bronchitis, cough, and inflammation of mucous membranes in lower and upper respiratory tract. Soapwort topical suggested uses include for poison ivy, acne, psoriasis, eczema, and boils.

The only applicable part of the soapwort plant is the root. There is insufficient reliable information available on the efficacy of soapwort. More studies are needed.

Soapwort is available under the following different brand and other names: bouncing bet, crow soap, dog cloves, farewell summer, foam dock, fuller's herb, gill run by the St. Saponary, hedge pink, lady by the gate, latherwort, old maid's pink, Saponaria officinalis, soap root, sweet Betty, and wild sweet William.

Dosages of Soapwort:

  • See package label

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

Suggested Dosing

  • Extract: 1-2 g orally once daily OR
  • Root: 1.5 g orally once daily

QUESTION

Which illness is known as a viral upper respiratory tract infection? See Answer

What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Soapwort?

Soapwort has no reported side effects.

This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.

What Other Drugs Interact with Soapwort?

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist first.

Soapwort has no listed severe interactions with other drugs.

Soapwort has no listed serious interactions with other drugs.

Soapwort has no listed moderate interactions with other drugs.

Soapwort has no listed mild interactions with other drugs.

This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your physician if you have health questions or concerns.

What Are Warnings and Precautions for Soapwort?

Warnings

his medication contains soapwort. Do not take bouncing bet, crow soap, dog cloves, farewell summer, foam dock, fuller's herb, gill run by the St. Saponary, hedge pink, lady by the gate, latherwort, old maid's pink, Saponaria officinalis, soap root, sweet Betty, or wild sweet William if you are allergic to soapwort or any ingredients contained in this drug.

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

Contraindications

  • See product label

Effects of Drug Abuse

  • No information available.

Short-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Soapwort?"

Long-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Soapwort?"

Cautions

Pregnancy and Lactation

There are no harmful effects known regarding soapwort use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Consult your doctor.

Reviewed on 1/8/2020
References
https://reference.medscape.com/drug/bouncing-bet-crow-soap-soapwort-344587
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