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Artichaut Sauvage, Baromètre du Berger, Camaleón, Caméléon Blanc, Cardabelle, Cardo Dorado, Carlina acaulis, Carlinae Radix, Carline Acaule, Chardon Argenté, Chardon Doré, Chardonnette, Dwarf Carline, Eberwurz, Gardabelle, Ground Thistle,...
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CARLINA Overview
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CARLINA Overview Information

Carlina is an herb. The roots are used to make medicine.

People take carlina for gallbladder disease; poor digestion; and spasms of the esophagus, stomach, and intestines. They also take it as a tonic, as a diuretic to reduce water retention, and to cause sweating.

Some people apply carlina directly to the skin for treating skin diseases, rinsing wounds and ulcers, and treating cancer of the tongue. Some carlina preparations are used for herpes outbreaks, pimples, and toothaches.

In combination with other herbal products, carlina is used for gallbladder disorders and stomach and intestinal spasms.

How does it work?

Some extracts of carlina might work by killing bacteria.

CARLINA Uses & Effectiveness What is this?

Insufficient Evidence for:

  • Gallbladder disease.
  • Poor digestion.
  • Spasms of the esophagus, stomach, and intestines.
  • Use as a diuretic.
  • Use as a tonic.
  • Causing sweating.
  • Other conditions.
APPLIED TO THE SKIN More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of carlina for these uses.

CARLINA Side Effects & Safety

There isn't enough information to know if carlina is safe.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

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

Allergy to ragweed, daisies, and related plants: Carlina may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to the Asteraceae/Compositae plant 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 carlina.

CARLINA Interactions What is this?

We currently have no information for CARLINA Interactions


The appropriate dose of carlina depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for carlina. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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