Avoid confusion with black root (Leptandra virginica) and veronica (Veronica officinalis), which are both known as speedwell.
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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 brooklime.
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Dosing & administration
Interactions with pharmaceuticals
LITHIUMInteraction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.Severity: Moderate Occurrence: Probable Level of evidence: DBrooklime is thought to have diuretic properties. Theoretically, due to these potential diuretic effects, brooklime might reduce excretion and increase levels of lithium. The dose of lithium might need to be decreased.
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Mechanism of action
Brooklime appears to have a diuretic effect (18).
|18||Gruenwald J, Brendler T, Jaenicke C. PDR for Herbal Medicines. 1st ed. Montvale, NJ: Medical Economics Company, Inc., 1998.|