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Moneywort is a plant. It is used to make medicine.
People take moneywort to treat diarrhea, increase the flow of saliva, and loosen mucus so it can be coughed up.
Moneywort is sometimes applied directly to the skin as a gel, ointment, or drops to treat eczema, kill bacteria, and dry the skin (as an astringent).
How does it work?
There isn't enough information to know how moneywort might work.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Increasing saliva.
- Loosening mucus (as an expectorant) .
- Skin problems such as eczema, when applied to the skin.
- Killing bacteria, when applied to the skin.
- 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 moneywort 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 moneywort. 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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