- What other names is Rhatany known by?
- What is Rhatany?
- How does Rhatany work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Rhatany.
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People take rhatany for intestinal swelling (enteritis) and chest pain (angina).
Rhatany is sometimes used as a mouthwash or gargle for mild mouth and throat irritation, swollen gums, cracked tongue, and canker sores. It is also applied to the skin for leg ulcers and for swelling and itchiness caused by cold and damp weather (chilblains).
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Intestinal inflammation (enteritis).
- Chest pain (angina).
- Leg ulcers, when applied to the skin.
- Mild mouth and throat irritation, when used as a mouthwash or gargle.
- Other conditions.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of rhatany during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Rhatany allergy: Don't use rhatany if you are allergic to it.
Medications taken by mouth (Oral drugs)
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.
Rhatany contains a large amount of chemicals called tannins. Tannins absorb substances in the stomach and intestines. Taking rhatany along with medications taken by mouth can decrease how much medicine your body absorbs, and decrease the effectiveness of your medicine. To prevent this interaction, take rhatany at least one hour after medications you take by mouth.
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).