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Reviewed on 9/17/2019

What other names is Cupmoss known by?

Chin Cups, Cladonia, Cladonia pyxidata, Cladonie à Pyxide, Cladonie à Pyxides.

What is Cupmoss?

Cupmoss is an herb. It is used to make medicine.

People take cupmoss for coughs, bronchitis, and whooping cough.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Coughs.
  • Bronchitis.
  • Whooping cough.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of cupmoss for these uses.

How does Cupmoss work?

Cupmoss might help clear mucus from the lungs and might relieve coughing.

Are there safety concerns?

It is not known if cupmoss is safe or what the possible side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of cupmoss during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Dosing considerations for Cupmoss.

The appropriate dose of cupmoss 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 cupmoss. 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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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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