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What other names is Yerba Mansa known by?

Anemia californica, Anemopsis californica, Anemopsis de Californie, Lizard's Tail, Queue de Lézard, Swamp Root, Yerba Manza.

What is Yerba Mansa?

Yerba mansa is an herb. The root and rhizome (underground stem) are used to make medicine.

Yerba mansa is used for the common cold and related mucus production (catarrh), cough, throat problems, and tuberculosis. It is also used for stomach and intestinal problems, including constipation; sexually transmitted diseases; skin problems; and cancer.

Yerba mansa is also used as a pain-killer, disinfectant, and tonic. Some people use it to cause sweating or vomiting.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Cancer.
  • Mucus production (catarrh).
  • Colds.
  • Cough.
  • Stomach and intestine problems.
  • Throat problems.
  • Skin problems.
  • Pain.
  • Constipation.
  • Tuberculosis.
  • Sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of yerba mansa 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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