CANADIAN FLEABANE

OTHER NAME(S):

Butterweed, Canada Fleabane, Canadian Horseweed, Canadian-Fleabane, Canadian Trailing Arbutus, Coltstail, Conyza du Canada, Conyza canadensis, Erígero de Canadá, Érigéron du Canada, Erigeron canadensis, Fausse Camomille, Flea Wort, Hierba Carnicera, Hogweed, Horsewood, Oleum Erigerontis, Prideweed, Vergerette du Canada, Vergerolle du Canada.

Overview

Overview Information

Canadian fleabane is a plant. The parts that grow above the ground are used for medicine.

People use Canadian fleabane for swelling (inflammation) of the main airways in the lung (bronchitis), sore throat, diarrhea, abnormally heavy bleeding during menstrual periods (menorrhagia), to stop bleeding, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

How does it work?

There isn't enough information about Canadian fleabane to know how it might work.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of Canadian fleabane for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

When taken by mouth: Canadian fleabane is POSSIBLY SAFE when used appropriately.

When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information available to know if Canadian fleabane is safe when applied to the skin.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if Canadian fleabane is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Allergy to ragweed, daisies, and related plants: Canadian fleabane 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 Canadian fleabane.

Surgery: Canadian fleabane can slow blood clotting. There is concern that it might cause extra bleeding during and after surgery. Stop using Canadian fleabane at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for CANADIAN FLEABANE Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of Canadian fleabane 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 Canadian fleabane. 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:

  • Olas B, Saluk-Juszczak J, Pawlaczyk I, et al. Antioxidant and antiaggregatory effects of an extract from Conyza canadensis on blood platelets in vitro. Platelets 2006;17(6):354-60. View abstract
  • Saluk-Juszczak J, Olas B, Pawlaczyk I, Gancarz R, Wachowicz B. Effects of the extract from Conyza canadensis on human blood platelet aggregation. Gen Physiol Biophys 2007;26(2):150-2. View abstract.

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