July 29, 2016

Queen's Delight

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What other names is Queen's Delight known by?

Cockup Hat, Marcory, Queen's Root, Racine Royale, Raíz de la Reina, Silver Leaf, Stillingia, Stillingia sylvatica, Stillingia tenuis, Yaw Root.

What is Queen's Delight?

Queen's delight is a plant. The root is used as medicine.

Despite serious safety concerns, people take queen's delight to treat liver disease, gallbladder disorders, skin diseases, constipation, bronchitis, and hoarseness (laryngitis). It is also used to cause vomiting and as a "blood purifier."

Some people apply queen's delight directly to the affected area to treat skin diseases and hemorrhoids.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Digestive disorders.
  • "Blood purification."
  • Liver disease.
  • Gallbladder disease.
  • Constipation.
  • Causing vomiting.
  • Laryngitis.
  • Hemorrhoids, when applied directly.
  • Skin diseases, when applied directly.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of queen's delight 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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