2-3 g steeped 10 min boiling water
Diuretic, nephrolithiasis, arthritis, rheumatism, & gout
Possibly effective for small kidney stones, overall insufficient information available about effectiveness
Serious - Use Alternative
Significant - Monitor Closely
Impaired cardiac or renal function
Pregnancy & Lactation
Pregnancy Category: avoid
A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.
B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.
C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.
D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.
X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.
NA:Information not available.
Mechanism of Action
Flavonoids: diuretic effect w/o Na+ loss