- What other names is Pimpinella known by?
- What is Pimpinella?
- How does Pimpinella work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Pimpinella.
People take pimpinella for upper respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections (UTIs), bladder and kidney stones, and fluid retention (edema). Pimpinella is also used to help digestion.
Some people apply pimpinella directly to the affected area for sore mouth and throat or add it to bath water to treat poorly healing wounds and varicose veins.
There are reports that some makers of pimpinella root products "stretch" their product by secretly adding other herbs including Heracleum sphondylium (Masterwort), Heracleum mantegazzianum, and Pastinaca sativa (Parsnip).
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Respiratory infections.
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs).
- Bladder and kidney stones.
- Fluid retention (edema).
- Stomach and intestinal disorders.
- Varicose veins, when added to bath water.
- Wounds, when added to bath water.
- 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).
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