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What other names is Hedge Mustard known by?

English Watercress, Erísimo, Erysimum, Erysimum officinale, Herbe au Chanvre, Moutarde des Haies, Singer's Plant, Sisymbre, Sisymbre Officinal, Sisymbrium officinale, St. Barbara's Hedge Mustard, Thalictroc, Vélar, Vélar Officinal.

What is Hedge Mustard?

Hedge mustard is a plant. The leaves, stems, and flowers are used to make medicine.

Despite serious safety concerns, people take hedge mustard to treat urinary tract diseases, coughs, chronic bronchitis, and swelling (inflammation) of the gallbladder.

Hedge mustard is also used as a gargle or mouthwash.

Be careful not to confuse hedge mustard with other types of mustards such as black mustard, brown mustard, white mustard, Indian mustard, and Chinese mustard.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Urinary tract diseases.
  • Coughs.
  • Chronic bronchitis.
  • Swelling (inflammation) of the gallbladder.
  • Use as a gargle or mouthwash.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of hedge mustard for these uses.

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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