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What other names is Gumweed known by?

August Flower, Grindelia, Grindelia camporum, Grindelia Herb, Grindelia robusta, Grindelia squarrosa, Grindeliae Herba, Grindélie, Grindélie Robuste, Grindélie Squarreuse, Gum Weed, Gumweed Herb, Herbe à Gomme, Rosin Weed, Tar Weed.

What is Gumweed?

Gumweed is an herb. People dry the leaves and top of the plant to make medicine.

Gumweed is used for cough, bronchitis, and swelling (inflammation) of the nose, sinuses, and throat.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Cough.
  • Bronchitis.
  • Swelling (inflammation) of the nose, sinuses, and throat.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of gumweed 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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