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Lady's Slipper Orchid

Supplement Forms/Alternate Names:

Cypripedium, slipper orchid, lady’s slipper


Lady’s slipper orchid is a group of flowers that are endangered. This makes the supplement very hard to find. Lady’s slipper orchid has been used to ease feelings of anxiety and problems sleeping. It can be taken as a pill, powder, or extract. It can also be made into a tea.


There are no advised doses for lady’s slipper orchid.

What Research Shows

Not Enough Data to Assess

There is no data to support that lady’s slipper orchid is helpful in treating health problems. We will review future studies as they are published.

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Safety Notes

No studies have been done using lady’s slipper orchid. It is not known whether it is safe to take.


Talk to your doctor about any supplements or therapy you would like to use. Some can interfere with treatment or make conditions worse.




Last reviewed March 2020 by EBSCO NAT Review Board Eric Hurwitz, DC  Last Updated: 6/22/2020