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Candytuft

Supplement Forms/Alternate Names:

  • Rocket candytuft, bitter candytuft, iberis amara, clown’s mustard plant

Introduction

Candytuft is a flower that grows in North America. It has been used to aid digestion and ease bloating. It can be taken as a pill or powder.

Dosages

There aren’t any advised doses for candytuft.

What Research Shows

May Be Effective

Editorial process and description of evidence categories can be found at EBSCO NAT Editorial Process.
Editorial process and description of evidence categories can be found at EBSCO NAT Editorial Process.

Safety Notes

It is likely safe to take candytuft for a short time. Not enough studies have been done to say whether it is safe to take for a long period.
Interactions
Talk to your doctor about any supplements or therapy you would like to use. Some can interfere with treatment or make conditions worse.

References

A
Indigestion
A1
Rösch W, Vinson B, Sassin I. A randomised clinical trial comparing the efficacy of a herbal preparation STW 5 with the prokinetic drug cisapride in patients with dysmotility type of functional dyspepsia. Z Gastroenterol. 2002 Jun;40(6):401-408.
A2
Melzer J, Iten F, et al. and Iberogast--results of a systematic review concerning functional dyspepsia. J Herb Pharmacother. 2004;4(4):51-59.
A3
von Arnim U, Peitz U, et al. STW 5, a phytopharmacon for patients with functional dyspepsia: results of a multicenter, placebo-controlled double-blind study. Am J Gastroenterol. 2007 Jun;102(6):1268-1275.
B
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
B1
Madisch A, Holtmann G, et al. Treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with herbal preparations: results of a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, multi-centre trial. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2004 Feb 1;19(3):271-9.

Revision Information

  • Reviewer: EBSCO NAT Review Board Eric Hurwitz, DC
  • Review Date: 02/2020
  • Update Date: 06/17/2020