May 3, 2016

Canadian Fleabane

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What other names is Canadian Fleabane known by?

Butterweed, Canadian Horseweed, Canadian-Fleabane, Canadian Trailing Arbutus, Coltstail, Conyza du Canada, Conyza canadensis, Erígero de Canadá, Érigéron du Canada, Erigeron canadensis, Fausse Camomille, Flea Wort, Hierba Carnicera, Hogweed, Horsewood, Prideweed, Vergerette du Canada, Vergerolle du Canada.

What is Canadian Fleabane?

Canadian fleabane is a plant. The parts that grow above the ground are used for medicine.

People take Canadian fleabane for swollen airways (bronchitis), sore throat, fever, swelling (inflammation), bleeding from the uterus, fluid retention, urinary tract infections (UTIs), worm infections, tumors, and diarrhea. Canadian fleabane is also used to treat a skin disease called granuloma annulare.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Bronchitis.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Worms.
  • Fever.
  • Swelling (inflammation).
  • Bleeding from the uterus.
  • Sore throat.
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs).
  • Tumors.
  • A skin disease called granuloma annulare.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of Canadian fleabane 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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