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Overview Information

Globe flower is a plant. The whole fresh plant is used to make medicine.

Despite serious safety concerns, people take globe flower for scurvy, a disease caused by lack of vitamin C.

How does it work?

There isn't enough information to know how globe flower might work as a medicine.


Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Vitamin C deficiency (scurvy).
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of globe flower for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

Fresh globe flower plant is UNSAFE. It contains substances that are very irritating to the digestive tract, causing stomach pain and diarrhea. Fresh globe flower can also irritate the kidney, bladder, and other parts of the urinary tract. Skin contact with the fresh plant can cause blisters and burns that are difficult to heal.

There isn't enough information to know whether the dried plant might be safe or what the possible side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It’s UNSAFE for anyone, including pregnant and breast-feeding women, to take fresh globe flower by mouth or apply it to the skin. Since there isn’t enough information to know whether dried globe flower is safe, it’s best to avoid use of the dried preparation as well.



We currently have no information for GLOBE FLOWER Interactions.



The appropriate dose of globe flower 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 globe flower. 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


  • Blumenthal M, ed. The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. Trans. S. Klein. Boston, MA: American Botanical Council, 1998.
  • Gruenwald J, Brendler T, Jaenicke C. PDR for Herbal Medicines. 1st ed. Montvale, NJ: Medical Economics Company, Inc., 1998.

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