Columbine

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What other names is Columbine known by?

Aguileña Común, Aiglantine, Ancolie, Ancolie Commune, Aquilegia vulgaris, Cinq Doigts, Colombine, Cornette, Culverwort, Gants de Notre Dame.

What is Columbine?

Columbine is an herb. The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.

People take columbine for gallbladder disorders and general stomach and intestinal problems. They also take it to treat a vitamin C-deficiency disease (scurvy) and yellowed skin (jaundice). People who feel agitated sometimes take columbine to calm down.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Stomach and intestinal problems.
  • Gallbladder disorders.
  • Vitamin C-deficiency (scurvy).
  • Jaundice.
  • As a calming agent (tranquilizer).
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of columbine 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 Columbine work?

There isn't enough information available to know how columbine might work as a medicine.

Are there safety concerns?

There isn't enough information to know if columbine is safe for use as a medicine or what the possible side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

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

Dosing considerations for Columbine.

The appropriate dose of columbine 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 columbine. 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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