Marsh Marigold

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What other names is Marsh Marigold known by?

Bouton d'Or, Bull's Eyes, Caléndula Acuática, Calta Palustre, Caltha alba, Caltha des Marais, Caltha palustris, Calthe des Marais, Chaudière d'Enfer, Cowslip, Horse Blobs, Kingcups, Leopard's Foot, Meadow Routs, Palsy Root, Populage, Populage des Marais, Populage des Marécage, Souci d'Eau, Souci des Marais, Solsequia, Sponsa Solis, Verrucaria, Verruguera, Water Blobs, Water Dragon.

What is Marsh Marigold?

Marsh marigold is a plant. People use the flowering parts that grow above the ground to make medicine.

Despite serious safety concerns, people take marsh marigold for pain, cramps, menstrual disorders, swollen airways (bronchitis), yellowed skin (jaundice), and liver disorders. They also take it for constipation, fluid retention, high cholesterol, and low blood sugar.

Some people put marsh marigold directly on the skin for cleaning wounds and sores.

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More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of marsh marigold 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 Marsh Marigold work?

There isn't enough reliable information to know how marsh marigold might work.

Are there safety concerns?

Fresh marsh marigold is UNSAFE. It can cause diarrhea and severe irritation of the stomach, intestines, bladder, and kidneys. When marsh marigold comes in contact with the skin, it might cause blisters and burns.

There isn't enough information to know whether the dried plant is safe to take by mouth or apply to the skin.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's UNSAFE to use marsh marigold if the plant or plant parts are fresh. The safety of the dried plant is unknown. It's best to just avoid using marsh marigold if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Dosing considerations for Marsh Marigold.

The appropriate dose of marsh marigold 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 marsh marigold. 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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