Liverwort is a plant. People make medicine out of the fresh or dried parts that grow above the ground.
Despite serious safety concerns, liverwort is used for treating gallstones and liver conditions including jaundice, liver enlargement, hepatitis, and liver cirrhosis. It is also used for treating stomach and digestive tract discomfort, stimulating appetite, relieving sensation of fullness, regulating bowel function, and stimulating the pancreas.
Some people use liverwort for treating varicose veins, lowering cholesterol, stimulating blood circulation, and “purifying” blood.
Women use liverwort for relieving symptoms of menopause.
Other uses include strengthening nerves, stimulating metabolism, promoting relaxation, and as a general tonic.
Liverwort is sometimes applied directly to hemorrhoids.
How it works
Liverwort might stimulate the central nervous system (CNS).
Not ProvenLiver conditions such as hepatitis or cirrhosisStomach and digestive discomfortPoor appetiteGallstonesHigh cholesterolVaricose veinsPoor blood circulationMenopausal symptomsHemorrhoidsRegulating bowel functionStimulating the pancreasStrengthening nervesStimulating metabolismOther conditions
Fresh liverwort is LIKELY UNSAFE when taken by mouth or applied to the skin. It can cause many side effects such as diarrhea, stomach irritation, and kidney and urinary tract irritation when taken by mouth. When applied directly to the skin, fresh liverwort can cause irritation, itching, and pus-filled blisters.It isn't known if dried liverwort is safe or what the side effects might be.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It isLIKELY UNSAFEto take liverwort by mouth or apply it to the skin. It's especially important to avoid using liverwort if you arepregnantorbreast-feeding.Dosing considerations for Liverwort.
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