Archangel, Archangélique, Bee Nettle, Blind Nettle, Deaf Nettle, Dumb Nettle, Herbe Archangélique, Lamier Blanc, Lamii Albi Flos, Lamium album, Ortie Blanche, Ortie Folle, Ortie Molle, Ortie Morte, Ortiga Blanca, Ortiga Muerta, Stingless Nettle, White Archangel, White Nettle.
White dead nettle flower is a plant. It is used to make medicine.
People take white dead nettle flower for treating mild swelling (inflammation) of the upper airways. They also take it for its calming effects (as a sedative).
White dead nettle flower is sometimes applied directly to the affected area for mild inflammation of the mouth, throat, and skin; and for vaginal discharge.
Don’t confuse white dead nettle flower with stinging nettle.
How does it work?
White dead nettle flowers contain chemicals that help reduce swelling and break up mucus.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Swelling (inflammation) of the upper airways.
- Sore throat, when applied directly to the affected area.
- Skin inflammation, when applied directly to the affected area.
- Vaginal discharge, when applied directly to the affected area.
- 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 white dead nettle flower 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 white dead nettle flower. 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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