Spreading Sneeze Weed
Herb: Spreading Sneeze Weed
Latin name: Centipeda minima
Synonyms: Artemisia minima, Centipeda minuta, Centipeda orbicularis
Medicinal use of Spreading Sneeze Weed:Anodyne, antitussive, depurative, diuretic, stimulates blood circulation. When the aroma of the squeezed flower heads is inhaled it induces sneezing and so is used to relieve nasal conjestion, especially during coughs and colds. A paste made from the flower heads is applied externally in the treatment of swellings and skin inflammations.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Waste ground and roadsides all over Japan. Usually in wet places in eastern Australia.
Propagation of Spreading Sneeze Weed:Seed - sow in a seed tray in mid spring, planting out after the last expected frosts. If you have sufficient seed, the it can be sown in situ outdoors in late spring.
Cultivation of the herb:Waste ground and roadsides all over Japan. Usually in wet places in eastern Australia.
Known hazards of Centipeda minima:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.