Sumbul

Other Name(s):

Ferrula, Ferula sumbul, Musk Root, Racine de Musc, Racine Musquée.

Overview

Sumbul is an herb. The root and underground stem (rhizome) are used to make medicine.

People take sumbul for asthma and bronchitis. It is also used to control muscle spasms and cause relaxation.

How does it work?

There isn't enough information available to know how sumbul might work as a medicine.

Uses & Effectiveness

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

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

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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Side Effects

There isn't enough information to know if sumbul 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 sumbul during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Dosing

The appropriate dose of sumbul 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 sumbul. 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.

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Reviewed on 6/14/2021
References

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

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