Golden Ragwort

What other names is Golden Ragwort known by?

Cocash Weed, Coughweed, False Valerian, Fausse Valériane, Female Regulator, Golden Groundsel, Golden Senecio, Grundy Swallow, Life Root, Ragwort, Senecio aureus, Senecio Dorado, Séneçon Doré, Séneçon Doria, Squaw Weed.

What is Golden Ragwort?

Golden ragwort is a plant. It is used to make medicine.

Be careful not to confuse golden ragwort (Senecio aureus) with other species of ragwort, such as alpine ragwort and tansy ragwort.

Despite serious safety concerns, people take golden ragwort to treat diabetes, high blood pressure, water retention, bleeding, chest congestion, and spasms.

Women use golden ragwort for treating irregular or painful menstrual periods and symptoms of menopause. They also use it to reduce pain and ease childbirth.

Some people put golden ragwort on the gums to stop bleeding after removal of a tooth.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Diabetes.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Spasms.
  • Fluid retention.
  • Bleeding.
  • Chest congestion.
  • Irregular or painful menstrual periods.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of golden ragwort 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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