Wild daisy
Wild daisy

Background

Wild daisy (Bellis perennis) is common species of daisy. It's native to Europe, Africa, and Asia. The parts that grow above ground are used as medicine.

Wild daisy contains chemicals called saponins. These chemicals might help skin cells produce more collagen.

People use wild daisy for bleeding, cough, bronchitis, wounds, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
When taken by mouth: There isn't enough reliable information to know if wild daisy is safe or what the side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

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

Allergy to ragweed, daisies, and related plants: Wild daisy 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.

Effectiveness

There is interest in using wild daisy for a number of purposes, but there isn't enough reliable information to say whether it might be helpful.
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Dosing & administration

There isn't enough reliable information to know what an appropriate dose of wild daisy might be. 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 a healthcare professional before using.

Traditionally, wild daisy has most often been used by adults as a tea, taken by mouth 2-4 times daily.

Interactions with pharmaceuticals

It is not known if Wild Daisy interacts with any medicines. Before taking Wild Daisy, 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.
 
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