Other Names:

Becabunga, Beccabunga, Cresson de Cheval, Cresson de Chien, Mouth-Smart, Neckweed, Salade de Chouette, Speedwell, Veronica beccabunga, Véronique Beccabunga, Véronique des Ruisseaux, Water Pimpernel, Water Purslane.

Brooklime is a plant. People use the juice as medicine.

Brooklime is used for reducing urine output; and for treating constipation, liver complaints, severe diarrhea (dysentery), lung infection, and bleeding gums.

Don’t confuse brooklime with black root (Leptandra virginica) or veronica (Veronica officinalis). All three plants are sometimes called “speedwell.”

There isn’t enough information to know how brooklime might work.

Insufficient Evidence for:

Reducing urine output.
Liver complaints.
Severe diarrhea (dysentery).
Lung infection.
Bleeding gums.
Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of brooklime for these uses.

It is not known if brooklime 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 brooklime during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Moderate Interaction. Be cautious with this combination:

Lithium interacts with BROOKLIME
Brooklime might have an effect like a water pill or “diuretic.” Taking brooklime might decrease how well the body gets rid of lithium. This could increase how much lithium is in the body and result in serious side effects. Talk with your healthcare provider before using this product if you are taking lithium. Your lithium dose might need to be changed.

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Please Note:

Tell all your health care providers about any complementary health practices you use. Give them a full picture of what you do to manage your health. This will help ensure coordinated and safe care.


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