Overview

Siberian cocklebur is a spring weed that grows in parts of Asia, Europe, and North America. The plant invades farmlands and can be poisonous to domestic animals and humans.

People use Siberian cocklebur for conditions such as long-term swelling (inflammation) of the airways in the lungs (chronic bronchitis), common cold, constipation, diabetes, and many others, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses. Using Siberian cocklebur can also be unsafe.

How does it work ?

Siberian cocklebur contains many different chemicals. Atractyloside and carboxyatractyloside, which are found in the seed and seedling, can be poisonous.

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