What is Siberian cocklebur used for?
Siberian cocklebur is a spring weed that grows in parts of Asia, Europe, and North America. The plant invades farmlands and can be poisonous to domestic animals and humans.
People take Siberian cocklebur by mouth for:
- Chronic bronchitis.
- Common cold.
- Sinus infection.
- Stuffy nose.
- A condition affecting the joints called rheumatoid arthritis.
- Kidney disease.
How does it work?
There are not enough studies about how Siberian cocklebur works. Please discuss with your herbalist or doctor for more information. However, it is known that Siberian cocklebur contains many different chemicals. Atractyloside and carboxyatractyloside, which are found in the seed, can be poisonous. In addition to the potential toxic effects of Siberian cocklebur, it might also have anti-arthritis, antibacterial, cancer-protecting, antidiabetes, anti-inflammatory, liver-protecting, and immune system-boosting effects.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using Siberian cocklebur?
Consult with your doctor or pharmacist or herbalist, if:
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
- You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription.
- You have allergy with any substances of Siberian cocklebur or other medications or other herbs.
- You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
- You have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.
The regulations for an herb are less strict than the regulations for a drug. More studies are needed to determine its safety. The benefits of taking this herb must outweigh the risks before use. Consult with your herbalist or doctor for more information.
How safe is Siberian cocklebur?
Siberian cocklebur is likely unsafe when the seeds and seedlings are taken by mouth. Deaths have been reported.
There isn’t enough reliable information available about the Siberian cocklebur fruit to know if it is safe.
Special precautions & warnings
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Siberian cocklebur is likely unsafe when the seeds and seedlings are taken by mouth. Deaths have been reported. Avoid using.
Children: Siberian cocklebur is likely unsafe when the seeds and seedlings are taken by mouth. Deaths have been reported. It is possibly unsafe when the Siberian fruit is taken by mouth. There has been a report of a 20-month old child dying after taking Siberian cocklebur fruit by mouth for 2 months.
What kind of side effects may I have from Siberian cocklebur?
If you have any concerns about side effects, please consult your herbalist or doctor.
What interactions may I have with Siberian cocklebur?
Siberian cocklebur may interact with your current medications or medical conditions. Consult with your herbalist or doctor before using.
The information provided is not a substitute for medical advice. ALWAYS consult your herbalist or doctor before using this medication.
What is the usual dose for Siberian cocklebur?
The dose for Siberian cocklebur may be different for every patient. The dose that you take depends on your age, health, and several other conditions. Supplements are not always safe. Please discuss with your herbalist or doctor for your appropriate dosage.
What form does Siberian cockleburcome in?
Siberian cocklebur may be available in the following forms:
- Fresh Siberian cocklebur
- Siberian cocklebur extract powder
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