Clematis uses

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Clematis is a medicinal herb which has been evaluated for its wonderful healing properties by many people(e.g. over 70 species have been used in Chinese traditional medicine, native North American Indian tribes used clematis to treat various complaints). Clematis uses are as follow: it can be applied when a person has headaches, gout, bone disorders, joint pain, varicose veins, fluid retention, syphilis or skin conditions.

Another clematis uses include nervous insomnia (clematis recta is used frequently), toothache, urethritis, cystitis, gonorrhea, orchitis. If you have a sore throat or have caught a cold, a decoction of the plant will help you get rid of all the symptoms. Severe burns can be treated by a poultice of mashed, moistened seeds. Suffer from a stomachache? Employ an infusion of the roots. The stalks of the plant were even used as a woman’s contraceptive.

However, apart from being praised as a herbal remedy which has cytotoxic, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects, the species can cause some serious adverse reactions such as skin irritation, hyper- or hypopigmentation of the skin,weakness, blistering, vomiting of blood, diarrhea, inflamed eyes and abdominal cramping. The plant may also irritate kidneys which might result in excessive, painful urination. So, before treating yourself with the species, consult a physician.