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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.
How does it work?
There isn't enough information to know how yellow toadflax might work.
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.
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).
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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Gruenwald J, Brendler T, Jaenicke C. PDR for Herbal Medicines. 1st ed. Montvale, NJ: Medical Economics Company, Inc., 1998.