- What other names is Cornflower known by?
- What is Cornflower?
- How does Cornflower work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Cornflower.
People take cornflower tea to treat fever, constipation, water retention, and chest congestion. They also take it as a tonic, bitter, and liver and gallbladder stimulant. Women take it for menstrual disorders and vaginal yeast infections.
Some people apply cornflower directly to the eye for irritation or discomfort.
In foods, cornflower is used in herbal teas to provide color.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Menstrual disorders.
- Yeast infections.
- Chest congestion.
- Liver and gallbladder disorders.
- Eye irritation, when applied directly.
- Other conditions.
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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking cornflower if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Allergy to ragweed, daisies, and related plants: Cornflower 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 using cornflower.
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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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011