Asplenium scolopendrium, Buttonhole, Fougère, God's-Hair, Herbe Hépatique, Herbe à Rate, Hind's Tongue, Horse Tongue, Langue de Cerf, Lengua Cervina, Scolopendre, Scolopendre Commune, Scolopendre Langue de Bœuf, Scolopendre Vulgaire, Scolopendrium vulgare.
Hartstongue is a fern. The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.
People take hartstongue to treat digestive disorders and urinary tract diseases.
How does it work?
Hartstongue might help increase urine production, soften the stool, and stimulate the bowel to contract and empty.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Digestive disorders.
- Urinary tract diseases.
- 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).
LithiumInteraction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.Talk with your health provider.
Hartstongue might have an effect like a water pill or "diuretic." Taking hartstongue might decrease how well the body gets rid of lithium. This could increase how much lithium is in the body and result in serious side effects. Talk with your healthcare provider before using this product if you are taking lithium. Your lithium dose might need to be changed.
The appropriate dose of hartstongue 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 hartstongue. 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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