White Soapwort

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About

White soapwort is an herb. Its name comes from the fact that Franciscan and Dominican monks in the Middle Ages considered soapwort a divine gift that was meant to keep them clean. The root is used to make medicine.

People take white soapwort for cough, bronchitis, and swelling (inflammation) of the upper airways and lungs.

White soapwort is sometimes applied directly to the skin for ongoing (chronic) skin problems and eczema.

Don't confuse white soapwort with red soapwort.

How it works

White soapwort has chemicals that help to break up chest congestion by thinning mucous and making it easier to cough up.

Effectiveness

Not Proven
Cough
Bronchitis
Swelling (inflammation) of the upper airways and lungs
Skin problems such as eczema
Other conditions

Concerns

White soapwort seems safe for most adults when taken by mouth appropriately. It can cause stomach irritation, nausea, and vomiting.

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Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of white soapwort duringpregnancyandbreast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.Dosing considerations for White Soapwort.

Stomach and intestinal irritation: White soapwort might make stomach and intestinal problems worse.

Interactions

No information available.

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