Chicken Toe, Coraline, Corallorhiza, Corallorhiza odontorhiza, Corallorhize Trifide, Crawley, Crawley Root, Cymbidium odontorhizum, Fever Root, Orchidée-Corail, Racine de Corail, Scaley Dragon's Claw, Turkey Claw.
Coral root is an herb. People use the root or underground stem (rhizome) to make medicine.
People take coral root for colds and for causing sweating.
Don't confuse coral root with coral.
How does it work?
Coral root might help cause sweating, reduce fever, and promote drowsiness.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Causing sweating.
- 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).
The appropriate dose of coral root 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 coral root. 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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