DAFFODIL

OTHER NAME(S):

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

Overview

Overview Information

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

People use daffodil for the common cold, swelling (inflammation) of the main airways in the lung (bronchitis), wound healing, and joint pain, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses. Using daffodil can also be unsafe.

How does it work?

There isn't enough reliable information to know how daffodil might work.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of daffodil for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

When taken by mouth: Daffodil is LIKELY UNSAFE. All parts of the plant are poisonous. Daffodil can cause vomiting and diarrhea. Larger doses can cause more serious symptoms. Be careful not to confuse daffodil bulbs with onions, or the stems and leaves with Chinese chives.

When applied to the skin: Daffodil is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when applied to the skin. Handling daffodil plants or bulbs can cause severe skin irritation.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

It's LIKELY UNSAFE for anyone to take daffodil by mouth. But daffodil is especially dangerous for people with the following conditions:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Daffodil is LIKELY UNSAFE when taken by mouth or applied to the skin if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

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.
  • Matulkova P, Gobin M, Evans M, et al. Gastro-intestinal poisoning due to consumption of daffodils mistaken for vegetables at commercial markets, Bristol, United Kingdom. Clin Toxicol (Phila) 2012;50(8):788-90. doi: 10.3109/15563650.2012.718350. View abstract.
  • 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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