How does it work?
Eryngo above-ground parts might increase urine production. Eryngo root might reduce spasms and help break up chest congestion by thinning mucus and making it easier to cough up.
People take eryngo preparations made from the above-ground parts for urinary tract infections, prostate problems, and swollen breathing passages.
Eryngo preparations made from the root are used for various urinary tract conditions including kidney and bladder stones, kidney pain and swelling, and difficult urination. Other uses for eryngo root include treatment of coughs, skin disorders, and bronchitis and other breathing problems.
Eryngium campestre root contains saponins, tannin, sugar, and essential oil. Saponins decrease the surface tension of liquids and produce foam like soap does (their name comes from the Latin saponem, soap). These substances give this plant unique diuretic properties. Therefore, its use is recommended in the following cases:
Edema (retention of liquids), especially those occurring on legs and ankles.
Excess of uric acid (arthritis) and sand in urine when cleansing kidneys is recommended.
The diuretic properties of the Eryngium campestre saponins are pretty intense but not constant and decreasing day after day. In one week, they will practically disappear. Thus, it is not recommended to be used for more than two or three days. After resting some days, it once again becomes effective.
-Urinary tract infections (UTIs).
-Kidney and bladder stones.
-Kidney pain and swelling.
By Eric S.