Antennaire, Antennaire Dioïque, Antennaria dioica, Antennariase Dioicae Flos, Cat's Ear Flower, Cudweed, Gnaphalium dioicum, Katsenpfotchenbluten, Life Everlasting, Mountain Everlasting, Patte de Chat, Pie de Gato, Pied de Chat Dioïque.<br/><br/>
Overview InformationCat’s foot is a plant. Its fresh or dried flowers are used to make medicine.
People take cat’s foot to treat intestinal disease and water retention.
Be careful not to confuse cat’s foot with cat’s claw or with ground ivy, which is sometimes called cat’s foot.
How does it work?There is some evidence from animal experiments that cat’s foot might relieve intestinal spasms and increase bile flow. However, there isn’t enough information to know how it might work in people.
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- Intestinal disease.
- Water retention.
- Other conditions.
Side Effects & SafetyThere isn’t enough information to know if cat’s foot is safe.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of cat’s foot during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Allergy to ragweed, daisies, and related plants: Cat’s foot 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 cat’s foot.
We currently have no information for CAT'S FOOT Interactions.
The appropriate dose of cat’s foot 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 cat’s foot. 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.
- Fetrow CW, Avila JR. Professional's Handbook of Complementary & Alternative Medicines. 1st ed. Springhouse, PA: Springhouse Corp., 1999.