Reviewed on 6/11/2021
Other Name(s):

Bozo, Lilium martagon, Lirio Llorón, Lis du Canada, Lis de Catherine, Lis Martagon, Lis Turban, Lys Martagon, Martagón, Petit Lis du Calvaire, Purple Turk's Cap Lily, Turk's Cap.


Martagon is a plant. The leaf, stem, and flower are used to make medicine.

People take martagon for fluid retention and menstrual problems.

Martagon is sometimes applied directly to the skin to treat ulcers.

How does it work?

There isn't enough information to know how martagon might work as a medicine.


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Uses & Effectiveness

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Fluid retention.
  • Menstrual problems.
  • Skin ulcers, when applied to the skin.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of martagon for these uses.

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).

Side Effects

There isn't enough information to know if martagon is safe or what the possible side effects might be.


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Special Precautions & Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of martagon during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.


The appropriate dose of martagon depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for martagon. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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