Ox-Eye Daisy

What other names is Ox-eye Daisy known by?

Butter Daisy, Chrysanthème Leucanthème, Chrysanthemum leucanthemum, Dun Daisy, Golden Daisy, Goldenseal, Grande Marguerite, Great Ox-Eye, Herb Margaret, Horse Daisy, Horse Gowan, Margarita, Marguerite, Marguerite Blanche, Marguerite des Champs, Marguerite Commune, Marguerite Vulgaire, Maudlin Daisy, Maudlinwort, Moon Daisy, Moon Flower, Moon Penny, Poverty Weed, White Daisy, White Weed.

What is Ox-eye Daisy?

Ox-eye daisy is a plant. The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine. Though ox-eye daisy is sometimes known as goldenseal, it is unrelated to the plant more commonly called goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis).

Ox-eye daisy is used for the common cold, cough, bronchitis, fever, sore mouth and throat, liver and gallbladder complaints, loss of appetite, muscle spasms, fluid retention, and tendency toward infection. It is also used as a tonic.

Some people apply ox-eye daisy directly to the skin for pain and swelling (inflammation), wounds, and burns.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Common cold.
  • Cough.
  • Bronchitis.
  • Fever.
  • Sore mouth and throat.
  • Liver and gallbladder problems.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Muscle spasms.
  • Fluid retention.
  • Skin swelling (inflammation).
  • Wounds.
  • Burns.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of ox-eye daisy 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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