Teazle

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What other names is Teazle known by?

Baignoire de Vénus, Barber's Brush, Brushes and Combs, Cabaret des Oiseaux, Card Thistle, Cardencha, Cardère Sauvage, Cardère Sylvestre, Cardo de Cardar, Chardon des Forêts, Church Broom, Dipsacus fullonum, Dipsacus sylvestris, Teasel, Venus' Basin.

What is Teazle?

Teazle is an herb. The roots are used to make medicine.

People take teazle for small wounds and a skin condition called psoriasis. It is also put on the skin to treat arthritis.

Don't confuse teazle (Dipsacus fullonum) with boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum), which is also called teasel.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Arthritis.
  • Psoriasis.
  • Small wounds.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of teazle 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 Teazle work?

There isn't enough information available to know how teazle might work.

Are there safety concerns?

There isn't enough information available to know if teazle is safe.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of teazle during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Dosing considerations for Teazle.

The appropriate dose of teazle 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 teazle. 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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