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What other names is Heather known by?

Brande, Bregère, Bregotte, Brezo, Bruyère, Bruyère Callune, Bruyère Commune, Bucane, Calluna vulgaris, Calluna Vulgaris Flos, Callunae Vulgaris Herba, Callune, Callune Fausse Bruyère, Erica vulgaris, Grosse Brande, Ling, Scotch Heather.

What is Heather?

Heather is a plant. The flower, leaf, and plant top are used to make medicine.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Ailments of the kidney and lower urinary tract, prostate enlargement, fluid retention, digestive disorders such as diarrhea and spasms, colic (stomach pain), diseases of the liver and gallbladder, gout, arthritis, wounds, inflamed eyes, and many other 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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