Field Scabious

What other names is Field Scabious known by?

Bluebuttons, Escabiosa, Gypsy's-Rose, Knautia arvensis, Knautie des Champs, Langue de Vache, Lengua de Vaca, Oreille d'Âne, Oreille de Lapin, Scabieuse des Champs, Scabiosa arvensis, Viuda Silvestre.

What is Field Scabious?

Field scabious is an herb. The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.

People take field scabious for cough and sore throat.

Field scabious is sometimes applied directly to the skin for treating skin conditions such as scabies, eczema, rashes, cracked skin around the anus (anal fissures) and anal itching. It is also applied to the skin for treating roundworm infections, bruises, and swelling (inflammation), and for cleansing and healing ulcers.

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TAKEN BY MOUTH APPLIED TO THE SKIN More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of field scabious 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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