May 26, 2016

Marsh Marigold

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What other names is Marsh Marigold known by?

Bouton d'Or, Bull's Eyes, Caléndula Acuática, Calta Palustre, Caltha alba, Caltha des Marais, Caltha palustris, Calthe des Marais, Chaudière d'Enfer, Cowslip, Horse Blobs, Kingcups, Leopard's Foot, Meadow Routs, Palsy Root, Populage, Populage des Marais, Populage des Marécage, Souci d'Eau, Souci des Marais, Solsequia, Sponsa Solis, Verrucaria, Verruguera, Water Blobs, Water Dragon.

What is Marsh Marigold?

Marsh marigold is a plant. People use the flowering parts that grow above the ground to make medicine.

Despite serious safety concerns, people take marsh marigold for pain, cramps, menstrual disorders, swollen airways (bronchitis), yellowed skin (jaundice), and liver disorders. They also take it for constipation, fluid retention, high cholesterol, and low blood sugar.

Some people put marsh marigold directly on the skin for cleaning wounds and sores.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Pain.
  • Cramps.
  • Menstrual disorders.
  • Swollen airways (bronchitis).
  • Liver problems.
  • Constipation.
  • Fluid retention.
  • High cholesterol.
  • Low blood sugar.
  • Cleaning skin sores, when applied to the skin.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of marsh marigold 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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