Marsh Tea



Marsh tea is a plant. People use it to make medicine.

Marsh tea is used for muscle and joint pain (rheumatism), whooping cough, bronchitis, cold, cough, and chest and lung ailments. It is also used to stimulate milk flow, cause sweating, increase urine flow to relieve water retention, and loosen phlegm. Some women use marsh tea to cause an abortion.

How it works

Marsh tea might help decrease coughing and swelling. It might also affect the uterus.


Not Proven
Pain and swelling of the muscles and joints (rheumatism)
Whooping cough
Fluid retention
Stimulating milk flow
Increasing sweating
Causing an abortion
Other conditions



Marsh tea is UNSAFE when taken in large amounts to try to cause abortion. It can cause severe irritation of the stomach and intestines, kidney damage, paralysis, and other serious side effects.There isn't enough information to know whether it is safe to use marsh tea in smaller doses and for other uses.



Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It'sUNSAFEto use marsh tea if you arepregnant. It can stimulate the uterus and cause an abortion.Are there any interactions with medications?

There isn't enough information to know whether it's safe to use marsh tea during breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Stomach or intestinal problems such as gastritis or inflammatory bowel disease: Marsh tea might make these conditions worse. Don't use it.

Kidney problems: Don't use marsh tea if you have kidney problems. It could make your condition worse.

Urinary tract problems such as kidney or bladder infections: Marsh tea might make these conditions worse. Avoid use.

Surgery: Marsh tea can slow down the central nervous system and cause sleepiness and other effects. There is some concern that marsh tea might slow down the central nervous system too much if it is combined with anesthesia and other medications during and after surgery. Stop using marsh tea at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.


Always consult with your doctor.
Sedative medications (CNS depressants)

Marsh tea might cause sleepiness and drowsiness. Medications that cause sleepiness are called sedatives. Taking marsh tea along with sedative medications might cause too much sleepiness.Some sedative medications include clonazepam (Klonopin), lorazepam (Ativan), phenobarbital (Donnatal), zolpidem (Ambien), and others.

The information provided on this page is for reference purposes and is not meant to be used as a medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult with a medical professional.