- Spiny restharrow is an herb. The root and oil are used to make medicine.
- People take spiny restharrow for urinary tract problems including kidney and bladder stones, kidney gravel, urinary tract infections, and inflammatory disease of the lower urinary tract. They also take it for gout, as well as joint and muscle pain (rheumatism).
- Water retention (edema): Don’t use spiny restharrow if your body is retaining fluid due to kidney disease or heart disease.
Moderate Interaction Be cautious with this combination:
- Lithium interacts with SPINY RESTHARROW: Spiny restharrow might have an effect like a water pill or “diuretic.” Taking spiny restharrow might decrease how well the body gets rid of lithium. This could increase how much lithium is in the body and result in serious side effects. Talk with your healthcare provider before using this product if you are taking lithium. Your lithium dose might need to be changed.
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Source: WebMD, “Restharrow”, www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/