- What other names is Carlina known by?
- What is Carlina?
- How does Carlina work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Carlina.
People take carlina for gallbladder disease; poor digestion; and spasms of the esophagus, stomach, and intestines. They also take it as a tonic, as a diuretic to reduce water retention, and to cause sweating.
Some people apply carlina directly to the skin for treating skin diseases, rinsing wounds and ulcers, and treating cancer of the tongue. Some carlina preparations are used for herpes outbreaks, pimples, and toothaches.
In combination with other herbal products, carlina is used for gallbladder disorders and stomach and intestinal spasms.
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- Gallbladder disease.
- Poor digestion.
- Spasms of the esophagus, stomach, and intestines.
- Use as a diuretic.
- Use as a tonic.
- Causing sweating.
- Other conditions.
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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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of carlina during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Allergy to ragweed, daisies, and related plants: Carlina 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 carlina.
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011