Bluebuttons, Escabiosa, Gypsy's-Rose, Knautia arvensis, Knautie des Champs, Langue de Vache, Lengua de Vaca, Oreille d’Âne, Oreille de Lapin, Scabieuse des Champs, Scabiosa arvensis, Viuda Silvestre.
Field scabious is an herb. The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.
People take field scabious for cough and sore throat.
Field scabious is sometimes applied directly to the skin for treating skin conditions such as scabies, eczema, rashes, cracked skin around the anus (anal fissures) and anal itching. It is also applied to the skin for treating roundworm infections, bruises, and swelling (inflammation), and for cleansing and healing ulcers.
How does it work?
Field scabious has chemicals that help to break up chest congestion by thinning mucous and making it easier to cough up. It also has a drying effect on the skin.
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TAKEN BY MOUTH
- Sore throat.
- Other conditions.
- Skin ulcers.
- Cracked skin around the anus (anal fissures).
- Anal itching.
- Other conditions.
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).
The appropriate dose of field scabious depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for field scabious. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
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