Wood Anemone

By Medically reviewed by hellodoktor


What is wood anemone used for?

Wood anemone is an herb. The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.

People take wood anemone for:

How does it work?

There are not enough studies about how wood anemone works. Please discuss with your herbalist or doctor for more information.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using wood anemone?

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 wood anemone 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 wood anemone?

Fresh wood anemone is unsafe to take by mouth or apply to the skin. There isn’t enough information to know if the dried plant is safe.

Special precautions & warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It’s unsafe for anyone, including pregnant and breast-feeding women, to take fresh wood anemone by mouth or apply it to the skin. Not enough is known about the safety of using dried wood anemone. It’s best to avoid use.

Side effects

What kind of side effects may I have from wood anemone?

Wood anemone contains a chemical that can severely irritate the stomach and intestines. Eating freshly harvested plants can be fatal. Skin contact can cause slow-healing blisters and burns

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.


What interactions may I have with wood anemone?

Wood anemone 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 wood anemone?

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

What form does wood anemone come in?

Wood anemone may be available in the following dosage forms:

  • Blue anemone essential oil

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

Review Date: August 3, 2017 | Last Modified: September 12, 2019

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