CAT'S FOOT

OTHER NAME(S):

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

Overview Information

Cat’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

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Intestinal disease.
  • Water retention.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of cat’s foot for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

There 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.

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for CAT'S FOOT Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

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.

View References

REFERENCES:

  • Fetrow CW, Avila JR. Professional's Handbook of Complementary & Alternative Medicines. 1st ed. Springhouse, PA: Springhouse Corp., 1999.

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CONDITIONS OF USE AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This information is meant to supplement, not replace advice from your doctor or healthcare provider and is not meant to cover all possible uses, precautions, interactions or adverse effects. This information may not fit your specific health circumstances. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified health care provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor or health care professional before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your health care plan or treatment and to determine what course of therapy is right for you.

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