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Red Maple

What other names is Red Maple known by?

Acer rubrum, Arce Rojo, Bird's Eye Maple, Érable de Plaine, Érable de Virginie, Érable Rouge, Plaine Rouge, Sugar Maple, Swamp Maple.

What is Red Maple?

Red maple is a tree. The bark is used to make medicine.

Red maple is applied directly to the affected area for eye conditions and as a drying agent (astringent).

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of red maple for these uses.

How does Red Maple work?

There isn't enough information to know how red maple might work.

Are there safety concerns?

It is not known if red maple is safe or what the potential side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of red maple during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Dosing considerations for Red Maple.

The appropriate dose of red maple 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 red maple. 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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Reviewed on 9/17/2019

Gruenwald J, Brendler T, Jaenicke C. PDR for Herbal Medicines. 1st ed. Montvale, NJ: Medical Economics Company, Inc., 1998.


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