Yellow Toadflax

Other Name(s):

Brideweed, Butter and Eggs, Buttered Hayhocks, Calves' Snout, Churnstaff, Devil's Head, Devil's Ribbon, Doggies, Dragon-Bushes, Eggs and Bacon, Eggs and Collops, Flaxweed, Fluelli, Gallwort, Gueule-de-Lion, Larkspur Lion's Mouth, Linaire Commune, Linaire Sauvage, Linaire Vulgaire, Linaria, Linaria vulgaris, Monkey Flower, Muflier Sauvage, Pattens and Clogs, Pedlar's Basket, Pennywort, Rabbits, Ramsted, Toadpipe, Wild Snapdragon, Yellow Rod.

Overview

Yellow toadflax is an herb. The whole plant is used to make medicine.

People take yellow toadflax for digestive and urinary tract disorders. It is also used to reduce swelling, relieve water retention by increasing urine production (as a diuretic), and cause sweating.

Some people apply yellow toadflax directly to the skin for hemorrhoids, wounds, skin rashes, and foot ulcers.

How does it work?

There isn't enough information to know how yellow toadflax might work.

Uses & Effectiveness

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Digestive tract problems.
  • Urinary tract problems.
  • Reducing swelling.
  • Use as a “water pill” (diuretic).
  • Hemorrhoids, when applied to the skin.
  • Wounds, when applied to the skin.
  • Skin rashes, when applied to the skin.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of yellow toadflax 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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Side Effects

There isn't enough information to know whether yellow toadflax is safe or what the potential side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of yellow toadflax during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Dosing

The appropriate dose of yellow toadflax 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 yellow toadflax. 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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Reviewed on 6/14/2021
References

Gruenwald J, Brendler T, Jaenicke C. PDR for Herbal Medicines. 1st ed. Montvale, NJ: Medical Economics Company, Inc., 1998.

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