SENEGA

SENEGA
Senega is a herbal remedy used to treat respiratory issues like cough, bronchitis, and asthma. It's derived from the roots of the Seneca snakeroot plant and has expectorant properties.
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Uses & Effectiveness

Overview

Senega is a plant. The root is used to make medicine.

Senega is used for decline in memory and thinking skills that occurs normally with age, asthma, swelling (inflammation) of the throat, nose, and chest, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): Some experts warn that senega may interfere with the body's response against COVID-19. There is no strong data to support this warning. But there is also no good data to support using senega for COVID-19. Follow healthy lifestyle choices and proven prevention methods instead.

Senega is a traditional medicinal plant native to North America and its roots are used to produce Senega root extract, which contains saponins that can help in thinning and loosening mucus, making it easier to cough up, offering relief to symptoms of respiratory conditions like bronchitis and asthma.

Side Effects

When taken by mouth: Senega is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth for up to 8 weeks. But it is POSSIBLY UNSAFE to use senega for more than 8 weeks. Long-term use may cause stomach irritation, diarrhea, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting.

When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if senega is safe or what the side effects might be.

Interactions

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Special Precautionsand Warnings

When taken by mouth: Senega is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth for up to 8 weeks. But it is POSSIBLY UNSAFE to use senega for more than 8 weeks. Long-term use may cause stomach irritation, diarrhea, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting.

When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if senega is safe or what the side effects might be. Pregnancy: It's LIKELY UNSAFE to take senega by mouth if you are pregnant. Senega might make the uterus contract, and it might also start menstruation. These effects could cause a miscarriage. There isn't enough reliable information to know if senega is safe to apply to the skin when pregnant. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if senega is safe to use when breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Fever: Senega can affect the central nervous system. Don't use it if you have a fever.

Stomach and intestinal conditions including peptic ulcers, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn disease: Don't use senega if you have one of these conditions. It can irritate the intestine.

Dosing

The appropriate dose of senega depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for senega. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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