Compass Weed, Pilot Weed, Polar Plant, Silphe, Silphe Lacinié, Silphium, Silphium laciniatum.
Rosinweed is a plant. The root is used as a homeopathic medicine.
It is used for treating digestive disorders.
Don’t confuse rosinweed (Silphium laciniatum) with cup plant (Silphium perfoliatum), which is also known as rosinweed.
How does it work?
Rosinweed root might reduce edema (excess body water with swelling), cause sweating, and relieve spasms.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Digestive disorders.
- 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).
LithiumInteraction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.Talk with your health provider.
Rosinweed might have an effect like a water pill or "diuretic." Taking rosinweed might decrease how well the body gets rid of lithium. This could increase how much lithium is in the body and result in serious side effects. Talk with your healthcare provider before using this product if you are taking lithium. Your lithium dose might need to be changed.
The appropriate dose of rosinweed 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 rosinweed. 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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