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What other names is Wallflower known by?

Beeflower, Cheiranthus cheiri, Erysimum, Erysimum cheiri, Gillyflower, Giroflée, Giroflée Jaune, Giroflée des Murailles, Giroflier, Handflower, Keiri, Ravenelle, Vélar, Violier Jaune, Wallstock-Gillofer.

What is Wallflower?

Wallflower is a plant. The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.

Despite safety concerns, people use wallflower for heart problems, constipation, liver disease, and gallbladder disease. Women also use it to start their periods.

Don't confuse wallflower (Erysimum cheiri) with Canadian hemp (Apocynum cannabinum), which is also called wallflower.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Heart problems.
  • Liver disease.
  • Gallbladder disease.
  • Constipation.
  • Starting menstrual periods.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of wallflower 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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