Canadian Fleabane

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What other names is Canadian Fleabane known by?

Butterweed, Canadian Horseweed, Canadian-Fleabane, Canadian Trailing Arbutus, Coltstail, Conyza du Canada, Conyza canadensis, Erígero de Canadá, Érigéron du Canada, Erigeron canadensis, Fausse Camomille, Flea Wort, Hierba Carnicera, Hogweed, Horsewood, Prideweed, Vergerette du Canada, Vergerolle du Canada.

What is Canadian Fleabane?

Canadian fleabane is a plant. The parts that grow above the ground are used for medicine.

People take Canadian fleabane for swollen airways (bronchitis), sore throat, fever, swelling (inflammation), bleeding from the uterus, fluid retention, urinary tract infections (UTIs), worm infections, tumors, and diarrhea. Canadian fleabane is also used to treat a skin disease called granuloma annulare.

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More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of Canadian fleabane 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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How does Canadian Fleabane work?

There isn't enough information about Canadian fleabane to know how it might work.

Are there safety concerns?

There isn't enough information available to know if Canadian fleabane is safe.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

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

Allergy to ragweed, daisies, and related plants: Canadian fleabane 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 Canadian fleabane.

Dosing considerations for Canadian Fleabane.

The appropriate dose of Canadian fleabane 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 Canadian fleabane. 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 3/29/2011 12:35:40 PM

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