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Baneberry Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
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Baneberry Grapewort, Eurasian Baneberry
Botanical Name
Actaea Spicata
Hindi Name
Visha Phale
Homeopathic Name
Actaea Spicata   -   Mother Tincture

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Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Baneberry

Baneberry contains poisonous compounds. Sensitive people might get symptoms by even touching the stem.
The berries are the most poisonous part of the plant.
Berries contain cardiogenic toxins and may affect heart health.
Ingestion of berries may cause immediate cardiac arrest, respiratory distress, and even death.
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Baneberry is a flowering plant.
It is perennial.
It grows in a temperate climate.
It grows up to 60 Cm.
Best used for Arthritis, Rheumatism, Joint pains, specially wrists.


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Baneberry General

Baneberry is of two different types, White an Red Baneberry. The whole plant, usually its roots are of great medical importance.
Tea prepared from its leaves is a good herbal remedy for Headache.
A mixture prepared from its roots is effectual for Itchy Skin. A bandage made from its leaves is applied on Wounds.
The roots are crushed and its mixture is used for gargling to combat Sore Throat.
Tea made from its root is used for treating ailments like, Cold and Cough.
Its roots decoction is a good herbal remedy for Rheumatic Pains.
The mixture made from its roots is advantageous for women suffering from Menopausal disorders and Menstrual problems.
It is consumed by lactating mothers to increase the milk flow and is a purgative after child birth.

Caution : Pregnant women and person suffering from chronic low blood pressure must avoid it. Consult a doctor before consuming it.

Keywords : Headache, Skin Problems, Oral Problems, Respiratory Ailments, Rheumatic Pain, Menopause.
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Phyllis DeVries ( Alaska U. S. A )
17 Aug 2019
the fact that you even suggest that the plant may have some medicinal properties. is in error, the only advice for this plant Baneberry should be "the entire plant is poisonous. go to the Dr. and discuss with them about your plans too medicate yourself with it
20 Aug 2019
Dear Phyllis, Thank you for the information. The plant surely is to be used with caution as it may cause side effects to the body. However, it does has various benefits as it treats stomach pains, coughs, colds, sore throat, and others. We have passed the query to our research team. It will be updated soon.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Jeet ( INDIA )
26 Apr 2020
I've RA. I'm having pain and Swelling in knees, fingers. Also for 4 months now right ankle make pop sound continuously while walking.
Can I take Actaea Spicata? Please also suggest other homeopathy medicines.
I'm 25 years old. Had a flare up for 2 years now.
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