Turkey corn (Dicentra cucullaria) is a plant native to the US and Canada. The fleshy root (tuber) has been traditionally used to make medicine.

Turkey corn might help the body get rid of extra fluids by increasing urine production.

Despite safety concerns, people use turkey corn for digestion problems, urinary tract diseases, menstrual disorders, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support any use.

Uses & Effectiveness ?

We currently have no information for TURKEY CORN overview.

Side Effects

When taken by mouth: Turkey corn is possibly unsafe. One of the chemicals in turkey corn may cause poisoning.

Special Precautions and Warnings

When taken by mouth: Turkey corn is possibly unsafe. One of the chemicals in turkey corn may cause poisoning.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Turkey corn is possibly unsafe. Avoid use, especially while pregnant and breast-feeding.

Interactions ?

    Moderate Interaction

    Be cautious with this combination

  • Lithium interacts with TURKEY CORN

    Turkey corn might have an effect like a water pill or "diuretic." Taking turkey corn might decrease how well the body gets rid of lithium. This could increase how much lithium is in the body and result in serious side effects. Talk with your healthcare provider before using this product if you are taking lithium. Your lithium dose might need to be changed.


There isn't enough reliable information to know what an appropriate dose of turkey corn might be. 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 a healthcare professional before using.

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