Ox-Eye Daisy




Ox-eye daisy is a plant. The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine. Though ox-eye daisy is sometimes known as goldenseal, it is unrelated to the plant more commonly called goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis).

Ox-eye daisy is used for the common cold, cough, bronchitis, fever, sore mouth and throat, liver and gallbladder complaints, loss of appetite, muscle spasms, fluid retention, and tendency toward infection. It is also used as a tonic.

Some people apply ox-eye daisy directly to the skin for pain and swelling (inflammation), wounds, and burns.

How it works

There isn't enough information to know how ox-eye daisy might work.


Not Proven
Common cold
Sore mouth and throat
Liver and gallbladder problems
Loss of appetite
Muscle spasms
Fluid retention
Skin swelling (inflammation)
Other conditions


There isn't enough information to know if ox-eye daisy is safe.



Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of ox-eye daisy duringpregnancyandbreast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.Dosing considerations for Ox-eye Daisy.

Allergy to ragweed and related plants: Ox-eye daisy may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to the Asteraceae/Compositae 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 ox-eye daisy.


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The information provided on this page is for reference purposes and is not meant to be used as a medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult with a medical professional.