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What other names is Rusty-leaved Rhododendron known by?

Azalea, Laurier-Rose des Alpes, Rhododendri Ferruginei Folium, Rhododendron Alpin, Rhododendron Ferrugineux, Rhododendron ferrugineum, Rododendro, Rosage, Rose des Alpes, Rose du Diable, Rosebay, Rust-Red Rhododendron, Rusty Leaved Rhododendron, Snow Rose.

What is Rusty-leaved Rhododendron?

Rusty-leaved rhododendron is a plant. It is considered poisonous. Rhododendron honey is known as "mad honey." Nevertheless, the leaves are used to make medicine.

Despite serious safety concerns, rusty-leaved rhododendron is used in combination with other herbs for painful conditions such as gout, muscle and joint pain (rheumatism), nerve pain (neuralgia), sciatica, face pain (trigeminal neuralgia), muscle pain, migraine, headaches, and rib pain.

Other uses included treatment of extreme tension of the muscles or arteries (hypertonia), joint disease, hardening of muscles, weak connective tissue, sensitivity to weather change, gallstones, kidney stones, high blood pressure, and aging disorders.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Extreme tension of the muscles or arteries (hypertonia).
  • Muscle and joint pain (rheumatism).
  • Joint disease.
  • Hardening of muscles.
  • Muscle pain.
  • Weak connective tissue.
  • Nerve pain (neuralgia).
  • Sensitivity to weather change.
  • Sciatica.
  • Face pain (trigeminal neuralgia).
  • Migraine.
  • Headaches.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Rib pain.
  • Gout.
  • Gallstones.
  • Kidney stones.
  • Aging disorders.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of rusty-leaved rhododendron 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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