Columbine is an herb. The leaves and stems are used to make medicine.

People take columbine for gallbladder disorders, general stomach and intestinal problems, for a disease caused by vitamin C deficiency (scurvy), and rashes, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
When taken by mouth: There isn't enough information to know if columbine is safe or what the possible side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if it is safe to use columbine when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.


NatMed Pro rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate.
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  • Stomach and intestinal problems.
  • Gallbladder disorders.
  • A disease caused by vitamin C deficiency (scurvy).
  • Vitamin C-deficiency (scurvy).
  • Jaundice.
  • As a calming agent (tranquilizer).
  • Skin rashes.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of columbine for these uses.

Dosing & administration

The appropriate dose of columbine 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 columbine. 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.

Interactions with pharmaceuticals

It is not known if Columbine interacts with any medicines. Before taking Columbine, talk with your healthcare professional if you take any medications.

Interactions with herbs & supplements

There are no known interactions with herbs and supplements.

Interactions with foods

There are no known interactions with foods.


There isn't enough information available to know how columbine might work as a medicine.
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