Backache Root, Blazing-Star, Button Snakeroot, Colic Root, Devil's Bite Prairie-Pine, Gayfeather, Gay-Feather, Laciniaria spicata, Liatride, Liatride à Épis, Liatris, Liatris callilepis, Liatris à Épis, Liatris spicata, Plume du Kansas, Serratula spicata.
Marsh blazing star is a plant. The ground root is used as a medicinal tea.
People take marsh blazing star for kidney disorders, fluid retention, painful menstrual periods, and gonorrhea.
How does it work?
Marsh blazing star contains the chemical coumarin, which might improve blood flow.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Kidney problems.
- Fluid retention.
- Painful menstrual periods.
- Other conditions.
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).
Allergy to ragweed, daisies, and related plants: Marsh blazing star may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to the Asteraceae/Compositae plant family. Members of this family include ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and many others. If you have allergies, be sure to check with your healthcare provider before taking marsh blazing star.
The appropriate dose of marsh blazing star depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for marsh blazing star. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
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