- What other names is Globe Flower known by?
- What is Globe Flower?
- How does Globe Flower work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Globe Flower.
Despite serious safety concerns, people take globe flower for scurvy, a disease caused by lack of vitamin C.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Vitamin C deficiency (scurvy).
- Other conditions.
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stomach pain and diarrhea. Fresh globe flower can also irritate the kidney, bladder, and other parts of the urinary tract. Skin contact with the fresh plant can cause blisters and burns that are difficult to heal.
There isn't enough information to know whether the dried plant might be safe or what the possible side effects might be.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's UNSAFE for anyone, including pregnant and breast-feeding women, to take fresh globe flower by mouth or apply it to the skin. Since there isn't enough information to know whether dried globe flower is safe, it's best to avoid use of the dried preparation as well.
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011