SUPPLEMENT: American Spikenard (Aralia Racemosa)

SUPPLEMENT: American Spikenard (Aralia Racemosa)

SUPPLEMENT: American Spikenard (Aralia Racemosa)

American Spikenard (Aralia Racemosa)

American Spikenard (Aralia Racemosa)

American Spikenard (Aralia Racemosa)

Other Names:

Anis Sauvage, Aralia à Grappes, Aralia racemosa, Aralie Épineuse, Aralie à Grappes, Espinardo Americano, Grande Salsepareille, Indian Root, Life-of-Man, Life of Man, Old Man’s Root, Pettymorell, Salsepareille d’Amérique, Spignet, Small Spikenard, Spikenard.

American spikenard is a plant. The root is used to make medicine.

People take American spikenard for colds, chronic coughs, asthma, and arthritis. It is also used to loosen chest congestion, boost tissue regrowth, and promote sweating.

Some people apply American spikenard directly to the skin as an alternative to sarsaparilla for treating skin diseases.

There isn’t enough information to know how American spikenard works.

Insufficient Evidence for:

Promoting sweating.
Skin diseases, when applied directly.
Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of American spikenard for these uses.

There isn’t enough information to know if American spikenard is safe. If applied directly to the skin, it might be irritating.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It’s UNSAFE to use American spikenard if you are pregnant. It’s also best to avoid using it if you are breast-feeding, since there isn’t enough information to know whether or not it is safe for a nursing infant.

We currently have no information for AMERICAN SPIKENARD Interactions.

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