Wild Daisy

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What other names is Wild Daisy known by?

Bellis perennis, Bruisewort, Margarita Común, Pâquerette, Pâquerette Margueritte, Pâquerette Vivace, Petite Marguerite.

What is Wild Daisy?

Wild daisy is a plant. The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicinal tea.

People take wild daisy tea for coughs, bronchitis, disorders of the liver and kidneys, and swelling (inflammation). They also use it as a drying agent (astringent) and as a "blood purifier."

Wild daisy is sometimes applied directly to the skin for wounds and skin diseases.

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  • Coughs.
  • Bronchitis.
  • Liver problems.
  • Kidney problems.
  • Swelling (inflammation).
  • Wounds, when applied to the skin.
  • Skin diseases, when applied to the skin.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of wild daisy 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).

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How does Wild Daisy work?

There isn't enough information to know how wild daisy might work.

Are there safety concerns?

There isn't enough information to know whether wild daisy is safe.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

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

Allergy to ragweed, daisies, and related plants: Wild daisy 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 wild daisy.

Dosing considerations for Wild Daisy.

The appropriate dose of wild daisy 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 wild daisy. 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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Reviewed on 3/29/2011 12:35:40 PM

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