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What other names is Groundsel known by?

Cineraria, Common Groundsel, Flor Amarilla, Ground Glutton, Grundy Swallow, Hierba Cana, Petit Séneçon, Senecio Común, Senecio vulgaris, Séneçon Commun, Séneçon Vulgaire, Simson, Yuyito.

What is Groundsel?

Groundsel is a plant. The whole flowering plant is used to make medicine.

Despite serious safety concerns, people take groundsel for worms and colic. They take the pressed juice for irregular or painful menstrual periods (dysmenorrhea) and epilepsy.

The pressed juice is sometimes applied directly to gums to stop bleeding.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Colic.
  • Worms.
  • Epilepsy.
  • Irregular or painful menstrual periods (dysmenorrhea).
  • Stopping dental bleeding, when applied directly to the affected area.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of groundsel for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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