- What other names is Cudweed known by?
- What is Cudweed?
- How does Cudweed work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Cudweed.
People use cudweed as a gargle or rinse for diseases of the mouth or throat.
Don't confuse cudweed (Gnaphalium uliginosum) with cat's foot (Antennaria dioica), which is also known as cudweed. Also, don't confuse cudweed (Gnaphalium uliginosum) with Pilosella officinarum; both are sometimes called mouse ear.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Diseases of the mouth or throat, when used as a gargle or rinse.
- Other conditions.
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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of cudweed during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Allergy to ragweed and related plants: Cudweed may cause an allergic reaction in people who are allergic 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 cudweed.
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011