Herb latin name: Ageratina aromatica

Synonyms: Eupatorium aromaticum

Family: Compositae

Medicinal use of Ageratina aromatica:

The plant is antispasmodic, diaphoretic, diuretic and expectorant. It is used in the treatment of inflammation and irritability of the bladder, ague, pulmonary diseases, stomach complaints and nervous diseases.

Description of the plant:


150 cm
(5 feet)

Habitat of the herb:

Dry woods, thickets and clearings

Edible parts of Ageratina aromatica:

One report says that the root is aromatic and suggests that it could be edible.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame, only just covering the seed. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring.

Cultivation of Ageratina aromatica:

Dry woods, thickets and clearings

Known hazards of Ageratina aromatica:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.