Burr Marigold

What other names is Burr Marigold known by?

Bidens tripartita, Bident à Feuilles Triparties, Bident à Trois Folioles, Bident Partagé, Bident Trifolié, Bident Triparti, Bident Tripartite, Cáñamo Acuático, Chanvre Aquatique, Chanvre d'Eau, Cornuet, Eupatoire Aquatique, Water Agrimony.

What is Burr Marigold?

Burr marigold is a plant. The parts of the plant that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.

People take burr marigold for hair loss, colitis, fluid retention, and gout. It is also used to promote sweating.

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More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of burr marigold for these uses.

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How does Burr Marigold work?

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

Are there safety concerns?

There isn't enough information to know if burr marigold is safe.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

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

Allergy to ragweed, daisies, and related plants: Burr marigold may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to the Asteraceae/Compositae plant family. Members of this family include ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and many others. If you have allergies, be sure to check with your healthcare provider before taking burr marigold.

Dosing considerations for Burr Marigold.

The appropriate dose of burr 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 burr 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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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011

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