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Organic Gravel Root Herbal Tincture

Organic Gravel Root Herbal Tincture

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Gravel Root

Main Actions:

  • Diuretic
  • Antilithic (acting against calculi, such as kidney stones)
  • Antirheumatic 
  • Cystitis
  • Urethritis
  • Prostatitis
  • Gout

 Gravel Root is used primarily for kidney stones.

In urinary infections such as cystitis and urethritis it may be used with benefit, whilst it can also play a useful role in a systemic treatment of rheumatism and gout. Ellingwood considered it to have the following symptomatology: "Irritation of the bladder in women from displacement and chronic inflammation of the uterus; and suppression of urine, partial or complete, during or after pregnancy." He recommends in following conditions: dropsy, strangury, gravel, haematuria, disease of the kidney and bladder from an excess of uric acid, chronic endometriosis, leucorrhoea, chronic uterine disease, ovarian and uterine atony, dysmenorrhoea, dysuria, constant desire to urinate, intermittent fever, severe bone pains.

Dosage:

1-2 ml x3 daily in a small amount of water/juice

Safety Concerns:

No adverse effects have been reported.

Safety in pregnancy is not known. Avoid use

Adverse reactions:

Allergy to ragweed and related plants: Gravel root may cause an allergic reaction in people who are allergic to the Asteraceae/Compositae plant family. Members of this family include ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and many others. If you have allergies to these avoid use.

Liver Disease:  Do not use Gravel Root if you have liver disease.

Drug Interactions:

  • Lithium interacts with GRAVEL ROOT

    Gravel root might have an effect like a water pill or "diuretic." Taking gravel root 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.

  • Medications that increase break down of other medications by the liver (Cytochrome P450 3A4 (CYP3A4) inducers) interacts with GRAVEL ROOT

    Gravel root is broken down by the liver. Some chemicals that form when the liver breaks down gravel root can be harmful. Medications that cause the liver to break down gravel root might enhance the toxic effects of chemicals contained in gravel root. Some of these medicines include carbamazepine (Tegretol), phenobarbital, phenytoin (Dilantin), rifampin, rifabutin (Mycobutin), and others.

  • Diuretic medications. Gravel root is a diuretic taking diuretics with Gravel Root could cause increased fluid loss.

      *Our naturopath will consult with you to ensure this is right for you.