Bladderwort is a plant. Its use as a medicine is nearly obsolete in Germany. It continues to be used in other countries (18).
People use this for...
Topically, bladderwort is used for burns, as well as skin and mucous membrane inflammation.
Safety Safety definitions
Pregnancy And Lactation: Insufficient reliable information available; avoid using.
Effectiveness Effectiveness definitions
There is insufficient reliable information available about the effectiveness of bladderwort.
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Dosing & administration
General Traditionally as a diuretic, two cups of bladderwort tea are taken daily. The tea is prepared by steeping 2 grams dried leaf in 100 mL of boiling water for 10-15 minutes and then straining (18).Topical:
General Traditionally as an anti-inflammatory, bladderwort tea is used in mouthwashes, cleansers, cosmetics, and medical packs. The tea is prepared by steeping 6 grams dried leaf in 100 mL of boiling water for 10-15 minutes and then straining (18).
Standardization & formulationThere is insufficient reliable information available about the standardization of bladderwort.
General: No adverse effects have been reported. However, a thorough evaluation of safety outcomes has not been conducted.
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Mechanism of action
General: The applicable parts of the plant are the flower, fruit, leaf, stem, and root (18). There is insufficient reliable information available about the mechanism of action of bladderwort.
There is insufficient reliable information available about the pharmacokinetics of bladderwort.
|18||Gruenwald J, Brendler T, Jaenicke C. PDR for Herbal Medicines. 1st ed. Montvale, NJ: Medical Economics Company, Inc., 1998.|