April 30, 2016

Cudweed

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What other names is Cudweed known by?

Cotton Dawes, Cotton Weed, Cotonnière des Fanges, Dysentery Weed, Everlasting, Filaginella uliginosa, Gnaphale, Gnaphale des Fanges, Gnaphale des Marais, Gnaphale des Mares, Gnaphale des Vases, Gnaphalium uliginosum, Immortelle des Vases, Mouse Ear, Wartwort.

What is Cudweed?

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

People use cudweed as a gargle or rinse for diseases of the mouth or throat.

Don't confuse cudweed (Gnaphalium uliginosum) with cat's foot (Antennaria dioica), which is also known as cudweed. Also, don't confuse cudweed (Gnaphalium uliginosum) with Pilosella officinarum; both are sometimes called mouse ear.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Diseases of the mouth or throat, when used as a gargle or rinse.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of cudweed 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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