Bugleweed Purchase & Information
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Why Do People Use Bugleweed?
Oral preparations of Lycopus virginicus (Bugleweed), like bugleweed powder, are utilized for the treatment of premenstrual syndrome, mild hyperthyroidism, nervousness, breast pain, bleeding, insomnia and for heavy bleeding during menses.
Is It Safe To Use?
Likely Safe - Bugleweed powder is likely safe when taken appropriately and orally.
Likely Unsafe in Pregnancy - Lycopus virginicus is likely unsafe in pregnancy when it is utilized orally, the reason is that is has anti-thyrotropic and anti-gonadotropic effects, which may threaten the pregnancy. So, women who are pregnant or are trying to get pregnant should avoid its use.
Likely Unsafe for Lactation - Bugleweed is likely unsafe during lactation even when it is utilized orally in appropriate doses, the reason is that is has anti-prolactin activity, which may make it difficult for a lactating mother to breastfeed her baby. So, women who are breastfeeding their children should avoid using bugleweed powder.
How Effective Is Bugleweed?
Regarding effectiveness of Lycopus virginicus there is insufficient reliable information available.
How Bugleweed Works?
All parts of bugleweed that grow above the ground are useable. It appears that bugleweed powder has anti-thyrotropic and anti-gonadotropic activities. It also appears that bugleweed inhibits T4 deiodination in the peripheral parts of the body and lowers serum prolactin levels. Further, it has hypoglycemic effects as well.
What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Bugleweed?
After the oral consumption of bugleweed powder, there are rare chances that a person may suffer from thyroid enlargement, especially when bugleweed preparations are used in large quantities. A rebound increase in prolactin and thyroid secretions may be observed following sudden Lycopus virginicus discontinuation.
How Bugleweed Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?
Thyroid-Suppressing Herbs - By using bugleweed powder in combination with other thyroid suppressing herbs could have additive anti-thyroid effects. Wild thyme plant and balm leaf are some herbs with thyroid suppressing effects.
How Bugleweed Interacts With Drugs?
Antidiabetes Drugs - Interaction rating of antidiabetes drugs and bugleweed is moderate so be careful of this mixture. Hypoglycemia risk enhances significantly following the concomitant utilization of bugleweed and other blood glucose level lowering drugs. So, level of blood glucose should be monitored closely if such combination is to be used.
Thyroid Hormone - Interaction rating of thyroid hormone and bugleweed powder is moderate so be careful with this mixture. Bugleweed can suppress the effects of thyroid hormones due to its ability to inhibit the peripheral conversion of T4 into T3.
How Bugleweed Interacts With Foods?
How Bugleweed Interacts With Lab Tests?
Radioactive Isotopes - Bugleweed could alter the diagnostic sensitivity of different tests employing radioactive isotopes.
Thyroid Function Tests - Bugleweed has the capability to derange thyroid function tests.
How Bugleweed Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?
Diabetes - Bugleweed could increase the hypoglycemia risks and could interfere with blood glucose control. The blood glucose level in diabetic patients should be monitored closely during bugleweed utilization.
Surgery - Glucose level may undergo alteration after the utilization of bugleweed powder. Patients undergoing surgery may experience change in blood glucose levels during and after surgical procedures. So, such patients should be advised to stop using Lycopus virginicus minimum two weeks before their elective surgical procedures.
Thyroid Disease - Bugleweed powder results in thyroid hypo-function, thyroid enlargement and may decrease the efficacy of thyroid hormone treatment.
What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Bugleweed?
Normal dosage of bugleweed powder for oral purposes is 0.2 to 2.0 grams every day. Two factors should be considered while taking bugleweed, which are patient’s weight and age.
General Certificate of Analysis (COA)
Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.