- What other names is Pitcher Plant known by?
- What is Pitcher Plant?
- How does Pitcher Plant work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Pitcher Plant.
Eve's Cups, Fly-Catcher, Fly-Trap, Herbe Crapaud, Huntsman's Cup, Nepente, Oreille de Cochon, Petits Cochons, Pitcher Plant, Purple Pitcher Plant, Purple Side-Saddle Flower, Sarapin, Sarracenia, Sarracénie Pourpre, Sarracenia purpurea, Side-Saddle Plant, Smallpox Plant, Water-Cup.
Pitcher plant is a plant. The leaf and root are used as medicine.
Pitcher plant is taken by mouth for digestive disorders, particularly constipation; for urinary tract diseases and fluid retention; as a cure for smallpox; and to prevent scar formation.
A pitcher plant extract (Sarapin) is given as a shot. Sarapin is a grandfathered FDA-approved prescription product. Healthcare providers inject Sarapin for relieving pain in the back, neck, and other locations in the body.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Digestive disorders.
- Urinary tract diseases.
- Fluid retention.
- Preventing scar formation.
- Pain, when given by injection.
- Other conditions.
There isn't enough information to know if pitcher plant is safe when taken by mouth or what the possible side effects might be.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of pitcher plant during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
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).