Aubavis, Aubervigne, Bois à Fumer, Bois de Pipe, Clemátide, Clematis vitalba, Clématite des Haies, Clématite Vigne-Blanche, Herbe aux Gueux, Old Man's Beard, Travelers Joy, Vigne de Salomon, Viorne des Pauvres.
Traveler's joy is an herb. The leaves are used to make medicine.
Despite serious safety concerns, people take traveler's joy for diseases of the male genitals and migraine headaches.
Traveler's joy is sometimes applied directly to the skin for poorly healing wounds and for migraine headaches.
How does it work?
There isn't enough information available to understand how traveler's joy works.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Diseases of the male genitals.
- Wounds, when applied to the skin.
- Migraine headaches, when taken by mouth or 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 traveler's joy 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 traveler's joy. 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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