- What other names is Nerve Root known by?
- What is Nerve Root?
- How does Nerve Root work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Nerve Root.
American Valerian, Bleeding Heart, Cypripède Acaule, Cypripède Rose, Cypripedium, Cypripedium calceolus, Cypripedium parviflorum, Cypripedium pubescens, Lady's Slipper, Moccasin Flower, Monkey Flower, Noah's Ark, Sabot de Vénus, Sabot de la Vierge, Shoe, Slipper Root, Venus' Shoe, Yellows.
Despite serious safety concerns, people use the root and rhizome (underground stem) of nerve root to make medicine. It is used for heavy menstrual periods and diarrhea. Nerve root is also used for trouble sleeping (insomnia) and related anxiety, emotional tension, hysteria, anxiety states, agitation, and nervousness.
Nerve root is sometimes applied to the affected area to treat vaginal itching.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Menstrual problems.
- Sleeping disorders.
- Multiple sclerosis.
- Vaginal itching, when applied to the affected area.
- Other conditions.
headache, skin irritation, and other side effects.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It is POSSIBLY UNSAFE to take nerve root if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Don't use it.
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).