July 26, 2016

Corn Cockle

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What other names is Corn Cockle known by?

Agrostemma githago, Cockle, Corn Campion, Corn Rose, Crown-of-the-Field, Neguilla, Nielle, Nielle des Blés, Œillet des Champs, Purple Cockle.

What is Corn Cockle?

Corn cockle is an herb. The root and seed are used to make medicine.

Despite serious safety concerns, people take corn cockle for fluid retention, cough, menstrual disorders, worms, and yellowed skin (jaundice).

Corn cockle seeds are sometimes applied directly to the skin for treating cancers, tumors, warts, and swelling of the uterus; and for causing swelling of the eye's cornea and conjunctiva.

The root is applied to the skin for treating sudden skin break-outs caused by a viral or bacterial infection (exanthemata) and hemorrhoids.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...



TAKEN BY MOUTH
  • Fluid retention.
  • Cough.
  • Menstrual disorders.
  • Worms.
  • Jaundice.
  • Other conditions.
APPLIED TO THE SKIN
  • Cancers.
  • Tumors.
  • Warts.
  • Swelling of the uterus.
  • Causing swelling of the eye (conjunctiva and cornea).
  • Skin break-outs.
  • Hemorrhoids.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of corn cockle 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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