HU ZHANG (Polygonum Cuspidatum) Overview Information
Corn cockle is an herb. The root and seed are used to make medicine.
Despite serious safety concerns, people take corn cockle for fluid retention, cough, menstrual disorders, worms, and yellowed skin (jaundice).
Corn cockle seeds are sometimes applied directly to the skin for treating cancers, tumors, warts, and swelling of the uterus; and for causing swelling of the eye’s cornea and conjunctiva.
The root is applied to the skin for treating sudden skin break-outs caused by a viral or bacterial infection (exanthemata) and hemorrhoids.
How does it work?
There isn't enough information available to know how corn cockle might work.
TAKEN BY MOUTH
- Swelling of the uterus.
- Causing swelling of the eye (conjunctiva and cornea).
- Skin break-outs.
- Other conditions.
HU ZHANG (Polygonum Cuspidatum) Side Effects & Safety
Corn cockle is UNSAFE to take by mouth. Several chemicals found in it are considered poisonous. Poisoning symptoms include diarrhea, drooling, dizziness, vomiting, paralysis, breathing difficulty, and coma.
There isn’t enough information to know whether it is safe to apply corn cockle to the skin.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It’s UNSAFE for anyone to use corn cockle. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, you have your baby’s health as an extra reason not to use it.
HU ZHANG (Polygonum Cuspidatum) Dosing
The appropriate dose of corn cockle 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 corn cockle. 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.