Despite serious safety concerns, people take corn cockle for fluid retention, cough, menstrual disorders, worms, and yellowed skin (jaundice).
Corn cockle seeds are sometimes applied directly to the skin for treating cancers, tumors, warts, and swelling of the uterus; and for causing swelling of the eye's cornea and conjunctiva.
The root is applied to the skin for treating sudden skin break-outs caused by a viral or bacterial infection (exanthemata) and hemorrhoids.
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