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What other names is Yellow Toadflax known by?

Brideweed, Butter and Eggs, Buttered Hayhocks, Calves' Snout, Churnstaff, Devil's Head, Devil's Ribbon, Doggies, Dragon-Bushes, Eggs and Bacon, Eggs and Collops, Flaxweed, Fluelli, Gallwort, Gueule-de-Lion, Larkspur Lion's Mouth, Linaire Commune, Linaire Sauvage, Linaire Vulgaire, Linaria, Linaria vulgaris, Monkey Flower, Muflier Sauvage, Pattens and Clogs, Pedlar's Basket, Pennywort, Rabbits, Ramsted, Toadpipe, Wild Snapdragon, Yellow Rod.

What is Yellow Toadflax?

Yellow toadflax is an herb. The whole plant is used to make medicine.

People take yellow toadflax for digestive and urinary tract disorders. It is also used to reduce swelling, relieve water retention by increasing urine production (as a diuretic), and cause sweating.

Some people apply yellow toadflax directly to the skin for hemorrhoids, wounds, skin rashes, and foot ulcers.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Digestive tract problems.
  • Urinary tract problems.
  • Reducing swelling.
  • Use as a "water pill" (diuretic).
  • Hemorrhoids, when applied to the skin.
  • Wounds, when applied to the skin.
  • Skin rashes, when applied to the skin.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of yellow toadflax 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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