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Houseleek is a plant. The leaf of the non-flowering plant is used to make medicine.
Houseleek is used for severe diarrhea.
Some people apply houseleek directly to the skin for burns; ulcers; warts; and itchy, burning skin and swelling associated with insect bites. The diluted juice is used as a gargle for ulcers in the mouth.
How does it work?
There isn't enough information to know how houseleek might work.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
TAKEN BY MOUTH
- Severe diarrhea.
- Other conditions.
- Ulcers in the mouth.
- Skin ulcers.
- Itchy, burning skin and swelling from insect bites.
- 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 houseleek 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 houseleek. 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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