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Arrach

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What other names is Arrach known by?

Arroche Puante, Chénopode Fétide, Chénopode Puant, Chenopodium vulvaria, Dog's Arrach, Goat's Arrach, Goosefoot, Herbe de Bouc, Netchweed, Oraches, Stinking Arrach, Stinking Goosefoot, Stinking Motherwort, Vulvaire.

What is Arrach?

Arrach is a plant. The whole plant is used to make medicine.

Women take arrach to relieve menstrual cramps and also to trigger menstrual flow.

Some women apply arrach directly to the skin to treat cramps.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Starting menstrual flow.
  • Menstrual cramps, when taken by mouth or applied to the skin.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of arrach 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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