- What other names is Gumweed known by?
- What is Gumweed?
- How does Gumweed work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Gumweed.
Gumweed is used for cough, bronchitis, and swelling (inflammation) of the nose, sinuses, and throat.
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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking gumweed if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Allergy to ragweed, daisies, and related plants: Gumweed 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 taking gumweed.
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011