Generic Name: pitcher plant (pit sher plant)Brand names: Sarapin
Pitcher plant is also known as Eve's Cup, Fly Catcher, Huntsman's Cup, Water Cup and others.
Pitcher plant has been used for stomach and digestive problems, for urinary tract disorders, and formerly as a cure for smallpox.
Pitcher plant has not been evaluated by the FDA for safety, effectiveness, or purity. All potential risks and/or advantages of pitcher plant may not be known. Additionally, there are no regulated manufacturing standards in place for these compounds. There have been instances where herbal/health supplements have been sold which were contaminated with toxic metals or other drugs. Herbal/health supplements should be purchased from a reliable source to minimize the risk of contamination.
Pitcher plant may also have uses other than those listed in this medication guide.
Pitcher plant has not been evaluated by the FDA for safety, effectiveness, or purity. All potential risks and/or advantages of pitcher plant may not be known. Additionally, there are no regulated manufacturing standards in place for these compounds. Herbal/health supplements should be purchased from a reliable source to minimize the risk of contamination.What should I discuss with my healthcare professional before taking pitcher plant?
Before taking pitcher plant, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care professional if you have allergies (especially to plants), have any medical condition, or if you take other medicines or other herbal/health supplements. Pitcher plant may not be recommended in some situations.Do not take pitcher plant without first talking to your doctor or health care provider if you are pregnant or could become pregnant. It is not known whether pitcher plant will harm an unborn baby. Do not take pitcher plant without first talking to your doctor or health care provider if you are breast-feeding a baby. It is also not known whether pitcher plant will harm a nursing infant. There is no information available regarding the use of pitcher plant by children. Do not give any herbal/health supplement to a child without first talking to the child's doctor.
The use of pitcher plant in cultural and traditional settings may differ from concepts accepted by current western medicine. When considering the use of herbal supplements, consultation with a primary health care professional is advisable. Additionally, consultation with a practitioner trained in the uses of herbal/health supplements may be beneficial, and coordination of treatment among all health care providers involved may be advantageous.
If you choose to take pitcher plant, use it as directed on the package or as directed by your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
Standardized extracts, tinctures, and solid formulations of herbal/health supplements may provide a more reliable dose of the product.
To ensure the correct dose, measure the liquid forms of pitcher plant with a dropper or a dose-measuring spoon or cup.Do not use different formulations (e.g., tablets, liquids, teas, and others) of pitcher plant at the same time, unless specifically directed to do so by a health care professional. Using different formulations together increases the risk of an overdose of pitcher plant.
Store pitcher plant as directed on the package.
No information is available regarding a missed dose of pitcher plant. Consult your doctor, pharmacist, or health care professional if you require further information.
There are no restrictions on food, beverages, or activity while taking pitcher plant, unless otherwise directed by your health care provider.
Other side effects may also occur with the use of pitcher plant. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Interactions between pitcher plant and other prescription or over-the-counter medicines or herbal/health supplements have not been reported. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care professional before taking pitcher plant if you are taking any other medicines or supplements.