Generic Name: Ox-eye daisy

Uses

What is ox-eye daisy used for?

Ox-eye daisy is a plant. The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine. Though ox-eye daisy is sometimes known as goldenseal.

Ox-eye daisy is used for the common cold, cough, bronchitis, fever, sore mouth and throat, liver and gallbladder complaints, loss of appetite, muscle spasms, fluid retention, and tendency toward infection. It is also used as a tonic.

Some people apply ox-eye daisy directly to the skin for pain and swelling (inflammation), wounds, and burns.

How does it work?

There are not enough studies about how ox-eye daisy works. Please discuss with your herbalist or doctor for more information.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using ox-eye daisy?

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 ox-eye daisy 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 ox-eye daisy?

There isn’t enough information to know if ox-eye daisy is safe.

Special precautions & warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of ox-eye daisy during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Side effects

What kind of side effects may I have from ox-eye daisy?

Ox-eye daisy may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to the Asteraceae/Compositae family. Members of this family include ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and many others. If you have allergies, be sure to check with your healthcare provider before taking ox-eye daisy.

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about side effects, please consult your herbalist or doctor.

Interactions

What interactions may I have with ox-eye daisy?

Ox-eye daisy may interact with your current medications or medical conditions. Consult with your herbalist or doctor before using.

Dosage

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 ox-eye daisy?

The dose for ox-eye daisy may be different for every patient. The dose that you take depends on your age, health, and several other conditions. Herbs are not always safe. Please discuss with your herbalist or doctor for your appropriate dosage.

What form does ox-eye daisy come in?

Ox-eye daisy may be available in the following forms:

  • Raw ox-eye daisy

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Review Date: November 14, 2017 | Last Modified: November 14, 2017

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