Globe flower
Globe flower


Globe flower is a plant. The whole fresh plant is used to make medicine.

Globe flower is used for a disease caused by vitamin C deficiency (scurvy), but there is no good scientific evidence to support this use. Using fresh globe flower can also be unsafe.
When taken by mouth: Fresh globe flower is LIKELY UNSAFE when taken by mouth. It contains substances that are very irritating to the digestive tract, causing stomach pain and diarrhea. Fresh globe flower can also irritate the kidney, bladder, and other parts of the urinary tract. There isn't enough reliable information to know if taking dried globe flower by mouth is safe or what the side effects might be.

When applied to the skin: Fresh globe flower is LIKELY UNSAFE when applied to the skin. Skin contact with the fresh plant can cause blisters and burns that are difficult to heal. There isn't enough reliable information to know if applying dried globe flower to the skin is safe or what the side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's LIKELY UNSAFE to take fresh globe flower by mouth or apply it to the skin when pregnant or breast-feeding. But there isn't enough reliable information to know if dried globe flower is safe to use 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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  • A disease caused by vitamin C deficiency (scurvy).
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of globe flower for these uses.

Dosing & administration

The appropriate dose of globe flower 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 globe flower. 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 Globe Flower interacts with any medicines. Before taking Globe Flower, 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 to know how globe flower might work as a medicine. has licensed monographs from TRC Healthcare.
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