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What other names is Pellitory-of-the-wall known by?

Casse-Pierre, Casse-Pierres, Espargoule, Gamberoussette, Herbe à Bouteille, Herbe au Verre, Lichwort, Pariétaire, Pariétaire Officinale, Parietaria, Parietaria officinalis, Passe-Muraille, Pellitory of the Wall, Perce-Muraille.

What is Pellitory-of-the-wall?

Pellitory-of-the-wall is a plant. Its name comes from its habit of growing in old walls and dry, stony areas. The parts of the plant that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.

People take pellitory-of-the-wall for fluid retention, constipation, and cough. They also take it for a variety of urinary tract disorders including urinary tract infections (UTIs), kidney pain, and kidney stones.

Sometimes people apply pellitory-of-the-wall directly to the skin for treating burns and wounds.

Be careful not to confuse pellitory-of-the-wall with pellitory, which is a different plant.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Fluid retention.
  • Constipation.
  • Cough.
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs).
  • Kidney pain.
  • Kidney stones.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of pellitory-of-the-wall 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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