July 29, 2016

Turkey Corn

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What other names is Turkey Corn known by?

Bleeding Heart, Dicentra cucullaria, Dicentre à Capuchon, Dicentre Capuchon-Jaune, Dicentre Nain, Dutchman's Breeches, Squirrel Corn, Staggerweed.

What is Turkey Corn?

Turkey corn is a plant. The fleshy root (tuber) is used to make medicine.

Despite serious safety concerns, people take turkey corn for digestion problems, urinary tract diseases, and skin rashes. Women take it for menstrual disorders.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Digestive problems.
  • Menstrual disorders.
  • Urinary tract diseases.
  • Skin rashes.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of turkey corn 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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