Synonyms: Крестовник Золотистый (
Cyrillic synonym: Крестовник Золотистый (.


The ragwort, Senecio jacobaea, and, in the USA, the golden ragwort (golden senecio; liferoot; squaw weed), S. aureus (Compositae), have been used in the form of extracts as emmenagogues but are of doubtful value. Ragwort, in the form of a decoction or ointment, has also been applied externally to aid wound healing and in the treatment of peripheral vascular disorders. Many species of the genus Senecio, which includes the ragworts and groundsels, are poisonous. They have been found to contain pyrrolizidine alkaloids, which produce hepatic necrosis. The ragwort, S. jacobaea, which is abundant throughout the British Isles, is poisonous to livestock when eaten in quantity. Poisoning has also been reported in humans after ingestion of herbal teas containing pyrrolizidine alkaloids. In the UK, the sale, supply, or importation of unlicensed medicinal products containing Senecio spp. for internal use is prohibited.


Golden ragwort has been used in homoeopathic medicines under the following names: Senecio aur.; Senecio aureus; Sen. aur..


Proprietary Preparations

Multi-ingredient: Canad.: Thunas Tab for Menstrual Pain†.
Published May 08, 2019.