Marsh Blazing Star / Liatris Spicata
Backache Root, Blazing-Star, Button Snakeroot, Colic Root, Devil’s Bite Prairie-Pine, Gayfeather, Gay-Feather, Laciniaria spicata, Liatride, Liatride à Épis, Liatris, Liatris callilepis, Liatris à Épis, Liatris spicata, Plume du Kansas, Serratula spicata.
Marsh blazing star is a plant. The ground root is used as a medicinal tea.
People take marsh blazing star for kidney disorders, fluid retention, painful menstrual periods, and gonorrhea.
Marsh blazing star contains the chemical coumarin, which might improve blood flow.
Insufficient Evidence for:
Painful menstrual periods.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of marsh blazing star for these uses.
There isn’t enough information to know if marsh blazing star is safe. It can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, inability to sleep (insomnia), and liver damage. When marsh blazing star comes in contact with the skin, it might cause skin irritation and allergic reactions.
Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of marsh blazing star during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Allergy to ragweed, daisies, and related plants: Marsh blazing star 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 marsh blazing star.
We currently have no information for MARSH BLAZING STAR Interactions.