Last Editorial Review: 6/11/2021
Other Name(s):

Bocado del Diablo, Devil's Bit, Herbe de Saint Joseph, Mors du Diable, Ofbit, Premorse Scabious, Scabieuse, Scabieuse des Bois, Scabieuse succise, Scabiosa succisa, Tête de Loup.


Premorse is an herb. The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.

People take premorse for colds and coughs. They also take it to cause sweating.

How does work?

There isn't enough information available to know how premorse might work.


Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of premorse for these uses.

Side Effects

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


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


The appropriate dose of premorse 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 premorse. 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.

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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Gruenwald J, Brendler T, Jaenicke C. PDR for Herbal Medicines. 1st ed. Montvale, NJ: Medical Economics Company, Inc., 1998.