Herb: Philadelphia Fleabane
Latin name: Erigeron philadelphicus
Medicinal use of Philadelphia Fleabane:A tea made from the plant is astringent, diaphoretic, diuretic and emmenagogue. It is used in the treatment of chronic diarrhoea, gout, gravel, epilepsy and menstrual problems. A poultice of the plant is used to treat headaches and is also applied to sores. It should not be taken by pregnant women since it can induce a miscarriage. A snuff made from the powdered florets is used to make a person with catarrh sneeze.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Thickets. Fields and woods. Low prairies and streambanks, often on calcareous clays.
Propagation of Philadelphia Fleabane:Seed - sow spring in situ. The seed usually germinates within four weeks.
Cultivation of the herb:Thickets. Fields and woods. Low prairies and streambanks, often on calcareous clays.
Known hazards of Erigeron philadelphicus:Contact with the plant can cause dermatitis in sensitive people.
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.