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Goutweed

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What other names is Goutweed known by?

Achweed, Aegopodium podagraria, Angelica Menor, Ashweed, Bishop's Elder, Bishop's Goutweed, Bishopsweed, Bishopswort, Égopode Podagraire, Egopodio, Eltroot, English Goatweed, Gout Herb, Goutwort, Ground Elder, Herb Gerard, Herbe de Saint-Gérard, Herbes-aux-Goutteux, Jack-Jump-About, Masterwort, Petite Angélique, Pigweed, Pied d'Aigle, Pied de Chèvre, Podagraire, Weyl Ash, White Ash.

What is Goutweed?

Goutweed is a plant. People use the parts that grow above the ground for medicine.

Goutweed is used for rheumatic diseases. This is a disease category that includes autoimmune diseases and diseases that affect the joints and soft tissues. Gout and arthritis are examples of rheumatic diseases.

Goutweed is also used for hemorrhoids, as well as for kidney, bladder, and intestinal disorders.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Gout and other rheumatic diseases.
  • Hemorrhoids.
  • Kidney disorders.
  • Bladder disorders.
  • Intestinal disorders.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of goutweed 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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