DAFFODIL

OTHER NAME(S):

Coucou, Jeannette, Jonquille, Jonquille Sauvage, Lent Lily, Narciso, Narcisse Jaune, Narcisse des Prés, Narcisse Trompette, Narcissus, Narcissus pseudonarcissus, Paquette.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

Daffodil is a plant. The bulb, leaf, and flower are used to make medicine.

Despite serious safety concerns, people take daffodil for whooping cough, colds, and asthma. They also take it to cause vomiting.

Some people apply a piece of cloth spread with a daffodil bulb preparation (plaster) to the skin to treat wounds, burns, strains, and joint pain.

How does it work?

Daffodil contains chemicals that help reduce pain. Daffodil is also being studied for possible use in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for



TAKEN BY MOUTH APPLIED TO THE SKIN AS A PLASTER
  • Wounds.
  • Burns.
  • Strains.
  • Joint pain.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of daffodil for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

Daffodil is UNSAFE for use. Merely chewing on the stem may be enough to cause a chill, shivering, and fainting. Daffodil can cause irritation and swelling of the mouth, tongue, and throat. Daffodil can also cause vomiting, salivation, diarrhea, brain and nerve disorders, lung collapse, and death.

People who handle daffodil plants or bulbs can have skin swelling and irritation.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It’s UNSAFE to take daffodil by mouth or apply it to the skin if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Don’t use it.

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for DAFFODIL Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of daffodil 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 daffodil. 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:

  • Bruneton J. Pharmacognosy, Phytochemistry, Medicinal Plants. Paris: Lavoisier Publishing, 1995.
  • Bruynzeel DP, de Boer EM, Brouwer EJ, et al. Dermatitis in bulb growers. Contact Dermatitis 1993;29:11-5. View abstract.
  • Bruynzeel DP. Bulb dermatitis. Dermatological problems in the flower bulb industries. Contact Dermatitis 1997;37:70-7. View abstract.
  • Fetrow CW, Avila JR. Professional's Handbook of Complementary & Alternative Medicines. 1st ed. Springhouse, PA: Springhouse Corp., 1999.
  • Moraes-Cerdeira RM, Burandt CL Jr, Bastos JK, et al. Evaluation of four Narcissus cultivars as potential sources for galanthamine production. Planta Med 1997;63:472-4. View abstract.

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