Principal Proposed Uses
- Dyspepsia (in Herbal Combinations)
Other Proposed Uses
- Gastrointestinal Side Effects Caused by Medications
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Candytuft, also known as clown’s mustard, is a white flowering plant found originally in Spain. It’s a member of the Brassicaceae family, making it a relative of cabbage and broccoli. Traditionally, it was used in the treatment of arthritis, gout, enlarged heart, and asthma. The seeds, stems, roots, and leaves have all been used medicinally.
What is Candytuft Used For Today?
Candytuft is widely used in Germany for treatment of dyspepsia . This term indicates chronic digestive distress that occurs in the absence of any identifiable cause, such as an ulcer. Symptoms include stomach discomfort, gas, bloating, belching, appetite loss, and nausea.
The product tested in these studies has undergone change over time. The original version included, along with candytuft, matricaria flower (chamomile), peppermint leaves , caraway, licorice root , and lemon balm . Subsequently, an augmented preparation was tested that utilized, in addition to the above, a mixture of angelica root, celandine , and milk thistle . This second preparation later became the one used by the manufacturer in lieu of the original. In the subsequent text, we shall refer to the first mixture as the “original” candytuft combination and the augmented one as the "newer" product.
What is the Scientific Evidence for Candytuft?
- Reviewer: EBSCO CAM Review Board
- Review Date: 08/2013 -
- Update Date: 08/22/2013 -