MARSH BLAZING STAR

OTHER NAME(S):

Backache Root, Blazing-Star, Button Snakeroot, Colic Root, Devil's Bite Prairie-Pine, Gayfeather, Gay-Feather, Laciniaria spicata, Liatride, Liatride à Épis, Liatris, Liatris callilepis, Liatris à Épis, Liatris spicata, Plume du Kansas, Serratula spicata.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

Marsh blazing star is a plant. The ground root is used as a medicinal tea.

People take marsh blazing star for kidney disorders, fluid retention, painful menstrual periods, and gonorrhea.

How does it work?

Marsh blazing star contains the chemical coumarin, which might improve blood flow.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Kidney problems.
  • Fluid retention.
  • Painful menstrual periods.
  • Gonorrhea.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of marsh blazing star for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

There isn't enough information to know if marsh blazing star is safe. It can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, inability to sleep (insomnia), and liver damage. When marsh blazing star comes in contact with the skin, it might cause skin irritation and allergic reactions.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

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

Allergy to ragweed, daisies, and related plants: Marsh blazing star 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 marsh blazing star.

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for MARSH BLAZING STAR Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of marsh blazing star 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 marsh blazing star. 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:

  • Marshall ME, Butler K, Fried A. Phase I evaluation of coumarin (1,2 benzopyrone) and cimetidine in patients with advanced malignancies. Mol Biother 1991;3:170-8. View abstract.
  • Mohler JL, Gomella LG, Crawford ED, et al. Phase II evaluation of coumarin (1,2-benzopyrone) in metastatic prostatic carcinoma. Prostate 1992;20:123-31. View abstract.
  • Ritschel WA, Brady ME, Tan HIS, et al. Pharmacokinetics of Coumarin and its 7-hyroxy-metabolites upon intravenous and peroral administration of coumarin in man. Eur J Clin Pharmacol 1997;12:457-61. View abstract.
  • Goerz G, Wirth G, Maas B, et al. [Allergic contact dermatitis due to Asteraceae (Compositae). Cross reaction with Liatris spicata]. Derm Beruf Umwelt 1985;33:95-8. View abstract.

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