- What other names is Corn Cockle known by?
- What is Corn Cockle?
- How does Corn Cockle work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Corn Cockle.
Corn cockle is an herb. The root and seed are used to make medicine.
Despite serious safety concerns, people take corn cockle for fluid retention, cough, menstrual disorders, worms, and yellowed skin (jaundice).
Corn cockle seeds are sometimes applied directly to the skin for treating cancers, tumors, warts, and swelling of the uterus; and for causing swelling of the eye's cornea and conjunctiva.
The root is applied to the skin for treating sudden skin break-outs caused by a viral or bacterial infection (exanthemata) and hemorrhoids.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
TAKEN BY MOUTH
- Swelling of the uterus.
- Causing swelling of the eye (conjunctiva and cornea).
- Skin break-outs.
- Other conditions.
Quick GuideVitamin D Deficiency: How Much Vitamin D Is Enough?
diarrhea, drooling, dizziness, vomiting, paralysis, breathing difficulty, and coma.
There isn't enough information to know whether it is safe to apply corn cockle to the skin.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's UNSAFE for anyone to use corn cockle. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, you have your baby's health as an extra reason not to use it.
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).
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011