GLOBEMALLOW

OTHER NAME(S):

Common Globemallow, Copper Globemallow, Desert Mallow, False Mallow, Flame Mallow, Hierba del Negro, Hierba de vara de San José, Hierba del golpe, Moss Rose, Narrowleaf Desertmallow, Narrowleaf Globemallow, Pale Globemallow, Prairie Mallow, Red False Mallow, Scarlet Globemallow, Sphaeralcea angustifolia, Sphaeralcea coccinea, Sphaeralcea incana, Vara de San José.

Overview

Overview Information

Globemallow is a plant. The leaves are used to make medicine.

Some people take globemallow by mouth for coughs, common colds, the flu, and diarrhea.

Some people apply globemallow directly to the skin for snakebites, sores, skin wounds, to prevent or treat burns, and for osteoarthritis of the hand.

How does it work?

Globemallow might reduce inflammation and improve immune function.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Arthritis (osteoarthritis). Early research shows that applying 1% globemallow gel to the hands decreases pain in people with osteoarthritis of the hand. It seems to work about as well as applying 2% diclofenac gel.
  • Cough.
  • Common cold.
  • Flu.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Sores.
  • Burns.
  • Skin wounds.
  • Snake bites.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of globemallow for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

Globemallow is POSSIBLY SAFE when applied directly to the skin for up to 4 weeks.

There is not enough information to know if globemallow is safe when taken by mouth.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

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

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for GLOBEMALLOW Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of globemallow 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 globemallow. 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.

View References

REFERENCES:

  • Hard RJ, Roney JR. A massive terraced village complex in chihuahua, mexico, 3000 years before present. Science 1998;279(5357):1661-4. View abstract.
  • Meckes M, David-Rivera AD, Nava-Aguilar V, Jimenez A. Activity of some Mexican medicinal plant extracts on carrageenan-induced rat paw edema. Phytomedicine 2004;11(5):446-451. View abstract.
  • Yarnell E, Abascal K, Rountree R. Herbs for seasonal influenza. In: Clinical Botanical Medicine. 2nd ed. New Rochelle, NY: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.; 2009.
  • Hard RJ, Roney JR. A massive terraced village complex in chihuahua, mexico, 3000 years before present. Science 1998;279(5357):1661-4. View abstract.
  • Meckes M, David-Rivera AD, Nava-Aguilar V, Jimenez A. Activity of some Mexican medicinal plant extracts on carrageenan-induced rat paw edema. Phytomedicine 2004;11(5):446-451. View abstract.
  • Pendery BM, Rumbaugh MD. Globemallows. Rangelands 1993;15(3):127-130.
  • Romero-Cerecero O, Meckes-Fischer M, Zamilpa A, et al. Clinical trial for evaluating the effectiveness and tolerability of topical Sphaeralcea angustifolia treatment in hand osteoarthritis. J Ethnopharmacol 2013;147(2):467-73. View abstract.

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