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 ?
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- A type of non-cancerous skin sore (granuloma annulare).
- Abnormally heavy bleeding during menstrual periods (menorrhagia).
- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
- Sore throat.
- Stopping bleeding when applied to the skin.
- Swelling (inflammation) of the main airways in the lung (bronchitis).
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs).
- Other conditions.
Special Precautions and Warnings
When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information available to know if Canadian fleabane is safe when applied to the skin. 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.
Medications that slow blood clotting (Anticoagulant / Antiplatelet drugs) interacts with CANADIAN FLEABANE
Canadian fleabane may slow blood clotting. Taking Canadian fleabane along with medications that also slow clotting might increase the chances of bruising and bleeding.
Some medications that slow blood clotting include aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix), dalteparin (Fragmin), enoxaparin (Lovenox), heparin, ticlopidine (Ticlid), warfarin (Coumadin), and others.
Be cautious with this combination
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