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What other names is Fringetree known by?

Arbre à Fleurs de Neige, Arbre à Franges, Arbre à Neige, Arbre de Neige, Arbre à Nieve, Chionanthe de Virginie, Chionanthus virginicus, Cionanto, Cionanto de Virginia, Gray Beard Tree, Old Man's Beard, Poison Ash, Snowdrop Tree, Snowflower, White Fringe.

What is Fringetree?

Fringetree is a small tree or shrub. The dried root and bark are used to make medicine.

People take fringetree for liver and gallbladder disorders, including gallstones. They also take it to stimulate bile flow, relieve fluid retention, and as a tonic.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Liver problems.
  • Gallstones.
  • Water retention.
  • Stimulating bile flow.
  • As a tonic.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of fringetree 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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