Buckbean, Herbe à Canards, Marsh Trefoil, Ményanthe, Ményanthe Trèfle d'Eau, Ményanthe Trifolié, Ményanthe à Trois Feuilles, Menyanthes, Menyanthes trifoliata, Trébol de Rio, Trèfle d'Eau, Trèfle d'Eau Commun, Trèfle des Marais, Water Shamrock.
Bogbean is a plant. The bogbean fruit resembles a small bean and is commonly found in swamps or bogs, which is the reason for its name. People use the bogbean leaf to make medicine.
In food manufacturing, bogbean is used as a flavoring.
How does it work?
Bogbean contains bitter chemicals that can increase the flow of saliva and stomach juices. This might help stimulate the appetite or relieve indigestion.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Achy joints (rheumatism).
- Rheumatoid arthritis.
- Upset stomach.
- Loss of appetite.
- Other conditions.
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).
Diarrhea, dysentery, and colitis: Avoid using bogbean if you have one of these conditions. It could make your condition worse.
Bleeding problems: Bogbean can slow down the clotting process. There is a concern that bogbean might make bleeding problems worse.
Surgery: Bogbean can slow down the clotting process. It might increase the risk of bleeding during and after surgery. Stop using bogbean at least two weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Medications that slow blood clotting (Anticoagulant / Antiplatelet drugs)Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.Talk with your health provider.
Bogbean might slow blood clotting. Taking bogbean along with medications that also slow clotting might increase the chances of bruising and bleeding.
Some medications that slow blood clotting include aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix), diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam, others), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others), naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, others), dalteparin (Fragmin), enoxaparin (Lovenox), heparin, warfarin (Coumadin), and others.
The appropriate dose of bogbean depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for bogbean. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
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