- What other names is Pimpinella known by?
- What is Pimpinella?
- How does Pimpinella work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Pimpinella.
Bibernellkraut, Boucage, Boucage Saxifrage, Burnet Saxifrage, Fausse Saxifrage, Grand Boucage, Greater Burnet-Saxifrage, Persil de Bouc, Pied-de-Chèvre, Pimpernell, Pimpinella magna, Pimpinella major, Pimpinella saxifraga, Pimpinellae Herba, Pimpinellae Radix, Pimpinelle, Saxifrage.
Pimpinella is an herb. The root and the parts of the plant that grow above the ground are used as medicine.
There are reports that some makers of pimpinella root products “stretch” their product by secretly adding other herbs including Heracleum sphondylium (Masterwort), Heracleum mantegazzianum, and Pastinaca sativa (Parsnip).
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
There is interest in using pimpinella root for respiratory infections because it is thought to help loosen and move airway mucus. However, this effect hasn't been proven.
There isn't enough information available to know if pimpinella is safe or what the possible side effects might be.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of pimpinella during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
The appropriate dose of pimpinella 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 pimpinella. 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.
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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