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What other names is Hound's Tongue known by?

Bizniega, Cinoglosa, Cynoglosse, Cynoglosse Officinale, Cynoglossi Herba, Cynoglossi Radix, Cynoglossum officinale, Dog-Bur, Dog's Tongue, Fleur Gitane, Gypsy Flower, Langue-de-Chien, Langue de Chien, Lengua de Perro, Oreja de Liebre, Sheep-Lice, Viniebla, Woolmat.

What is Hound's Tongue?

Hound's tongue is a plant. The leaf and root are used to make medicine.

Despite serious safety concerns, people take hound's tongue for cough, pain, infections, skin diseases, and bronchitis, as well as diarrhea and other digestion problems.

Some people apply hound's tongue directly to the skin for pain, muscle pain, nerve pain, trauma, wounds, and scars.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Diarrhea and other digestion problems.
  • Skin diseases.
  • Bronchitis.
  • Cough.
  • Pain, when taken by mouth or applied to the skin.
  • Wounds, when applied to the skin.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of hound's tongue 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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