July 25, 2016

Marsh Blazing Star

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What other names is Marsh Blazing Star known by?

Backache Root, Blazing-Star, Button Snakeroot, Colic Root, Devil's Bite Prairie-Pine, Gayfeather, Gay-Feather, Laciniaria spicata, Liatride, Liatride à Épis, Liatris, Liatris callilepis, Liatris à Épis, Liatris spicata, Plume du Kansas, Serratula spicata.

What is Marsh Blazing Star?

Marsh blazing star is a plant. The ground root is used as a medicinal tea.

People take marsh blazing star for kidney disorders, fluid retention, painful menstrual periods, and gonorrhea.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Kidney problems.
  • Fluid retention.
  • Painful menstrual periods.
  • Gonorrhea.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of marsh blazing star 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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