Herb robert
Herb robert


Herb Robert is plant. It has an unpleasant odor, so it is sometimes called "Stinky Bob." The leaves, stems, and flowers are used to make medicine.

Herb Robert is used for diarrhea, to improve functioning of the liver and gallbladder, to reduce swelling (inflammation) of the kidney, bladder, and gallbladder, and to prevent the formation of stones in the kidney, bladder, or gallbladder. It is also used for "the flu", headaches, diabetes, sinus problems, arthritis, sciatica, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and cancer.

Some people use Herb Robert as a mouthwash or gargle. The fresh leaves are chewed to relieve sore mouth and throat. It is also applied to the skin for mosquito bites, parasites, herpes, arthritis, and sciatica.
When taken by mouth: There isn't enough reliable information available to know if Herb Robert is safe or what the side effects might be.

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

When used in the ear: There isn't enough reliable information available to know if Herb Robert is safe or what the side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if Herb Robert is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.


NatMed Pro rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate.
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  • Ear infection (otitis media). Placing drops of Herb Robert and other herbal ingredients into the ear might help with recovery from an ear infection. It isn't clear if this benefit is due to Herb Robert or the other ingredients.
  • Treating diarrhea.
  • Improving liver and gallbladder function.
  • Kidney, bladder, and gallbladder swelling.
  • Kidney, bladder, or gallbladder stones.
  • Treating sore mouth and throat.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of Herb Robert for these uses.

Dosing & administration

The appropriate dose of Herb Robert 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 Herb Robert. 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.

Interactions with pharmaceuticals

It is not known if Herb Robert interacts with any medicines. Before taking Herb Robert, talk with your healthcare professional if you take any medications.

Interactions with herbs & supplements

There are no known interactions with herbs and supplements.

Interactions with foods

There are no known interactions with foods.


An extract of Herb Robert may slow the growth of bacteria and viruses.
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