Flaxweed (Yellow Toadflax)
Brideweed, Butter and Eggs, Buttered Hayhocks, Calves’ Snout, Churnstaff, Devil’s Head, Devil’s Ribbon, Doggies, Dragon-Bushes, Eggs and Bacon, Eggs and Collops, Flaxweed, Fluelli, Gallwort, Gueule-de-Lion, Larkspur Lion’s Mouth, Linaire Commune, Linaire Sauvage, Linaire Vulgaire, Linaria, Linaria vulgaris, Monkey Flower, Muflier Sauvage, Pattens and Clogs, Pedlar’s Basket, Pennywort, Rabbits, Ramsted, Toadpipe, Wild Snapdragon, Yellow Rod.
Yellow toadflax is an herb. The whole plant is used to make medicine.
People take yellow toadflax for digestive and urinary tract disorders. It is also used to reduce swelling, relieve water retention by increasing urine production (as a diuretic), and cause sweating.
Some people apply yellow toadflax directly to the skin for hemorrhoids, wounds, skin rashes, and foot ulcers.
There isn’t enough information to know how yellow toadflax might work.
Insufficient Evidence for:
Digestive tract problems.
Urinary tract problems.
Use as a “water pill” (diuretic).
Hemorrhoids, when applied to the skin.
Wounds, when applied to the skin.
Skin rashes, when applied to the skin.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of yellow toadflax for these uses.
There isn’t enough information to know whether yellow toadflax is safe or what the potential side effects might be.
Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of yellow toadflax during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
We currently have no information for Flaxweed (YELLOW TOADFLAX) Interactions.