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GUMWEED

Other Names:

August Flower, Grindelia, Grindelia camporum, Grindelia Herb, Grindelia robusta, Grindelia squarrosa, Grindeliae Herba, Grindélie, Grindélie Robuste, Grindélie Squarreuse, Gum Weed, Gumweed Herb, Herbe à Gomme, Rosin Weed, Tar Weed.

GUMWEED Overview
GUMWEED Uses
GUMWEED Side Effects
GUMWEED Interactions
GUMWEED Dosing
GUMWEED Overview Information

Gumweed is an herb. People dry the leaves and top of the plant to make medicine.

Gumweed is used for cough, bronchitis, and swelling (inflammation) of the nose, sinuses, and throat.

How does it work?

Gumweed might help prevent bacterial growth.

GUMWEED Uses & Effectiveness What is this?

Insufficient Evidence for:

  • Cough.
  • Bronchitis.
  • Swelling (inflammation) of the nose, sinuses, and throat.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of gumweed for these uses.


GUMWEED Side Effects & Safety

Gumweed seems safe for most people. But it can cause some side effects such as stomach upset and diarrhea.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

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

Allergy to ragweed, daisies, and related plants: Gumweed 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 gumweed.

GUMWEED Interactions What is this?

We currently have no information for GUMWEED Interactions

GUMWEED Dosing

The appropriate dose of gumweed 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 gumweed. 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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