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What other names is Carlina known by?

Artichaut Sauvage, Baromètre du Berger, Camaleón, Caméléon Blanc, Cardabelle, Cardo Dorado, Carlina acaulis, Carlinae Radix, Carline Acaule, Chardon Argenté, Chardon Doré, Chardonnette, Dwarf Carline, Eberwurz, Gardabelle, Ground Thistle, Racine de Carline Acaule, Radix Cardopatiae, Radix Chamaeleontis Albae, Silberdistelwurz, Southernwood Root, Stemless Carlina Root.

What is Carlina?

Carlina is an herb. The roots are used to make medicine.

People take carlina for gallbladder disease; poor digestion; and spasms of the esophagus, stomach, and intestines. They also take it as a tonic, as a diuretic to reduce water retention, and to cause sweating.

Some people apply carlina directly to the skin for treating skin diseases, rinsing wounds and ulcers, and treating cancer of the tongue. Some carlina preparations are used for herpes outbreaks, pimples, and toothaches.

In combination with other herbal products, carlina is used for gallbladder disorders and stomach and intestinal spasms.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Gallbladder disease.
  • Poor digestion.
  • Spasms of the esophagus, stomach, and intestines.
  • Use as a diuretic.
  • Use as a tonic.
  • Causing sweating.
  • Other conditions.
  • Skin problems.
  • Wounds.
  • Tongue cancer.
  • Herpes.
  • Toothache.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of carlina 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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