- What other names is Jacob's Ladder known by?
- What is Jacob's Ladder?
- How does Jacob's Ladder work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Jacob's Ladder.
Jacob's ladder is a plant. The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Promoting sweating.
- Promoting drying of tissues (as an astringent).
- Other conditions.
There isn't enough information to know how Jacob's ladder might work.
It is not known if Jacob's ladder 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 Jacob's ladder during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
The appropriate dose of Jacob's ladder 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 Jacob's ladder. 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.
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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