(Herbs Knowledge) Feverweed

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Feverweed Scientific Names and Common Names,Feverweed Biochemical Information,Uses,Warning,Where Found,Parts Usually Used,Feverweed Description of Plant(s) and Culture,Medicinal Properties.

(Herbs Knowledge) Feverweed


Common Names | Parts Usually Used | Plant(s) & Culture | Where Found | Medicinal Properties
Legends, Myths and Stories | Uses | Formulas or Dosages | Bibliography

Scientific Names

Gerardia pedicularia L. Pedicularis palustris L. Figwort family

Common Names

American foxglove
Bushy gerardia
False foxglove
Fern-leaved false foxglove
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Parts Usually Used

The entire plant
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Description of Plant(s) and Culture

Feverweed is a sticky and hairy, annual or perennial plant; the numerous stems are 1-4 feet high and bear opposite, fern-like leaves, 1-3 inches long, which are pinnately lobed and deeply serrate. The large, yellow, bell-shaped flowers grow in loose terminal racemes in August and September, followed by 2-celled fruit capsules.
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Where Found

Grows in dry woods, pine ridges, mountains, and thickets from Maine to Florida and west to Ontario, Minnesota, and Missouri.
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Medicinal Properties

Antiseptic, diaphoretic, febrifuge, sedative
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Legends, Myths and Stories

Other herbs are called lousewort: Wood betony (Betonica officinalis); and (Pedicularis canadensis).
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A warm infusion is particularly effective in producing perspiration to reduce fevers and relieve inflammatory diseases. Helps wounds heal.
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Formulas or Dosages

Infusion: use 1 tsp. herb with 1 cup water. Take 1 cup per day.

Tincture: take 5-20 drops at a time.
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, by Jethro Kloss; Back to Eden Publishing Co., Loma Linda, CA 92354, Original copyright 1939, revised edition 1994

, by Nicholas Culpeper, Meyerbooks, publisher, PO Box 427, Glenwood, Illinois 60425, 1990, (reprint of 1814)

, by John Lust, Bantam Books, 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. copyright 1974.

, by Alma R. Hutchens, Shambala Publications, Inc., Horticultural Hall, 300 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, 1973

, Third College Edition, Victoria Neufeldt, Editor in Chief, New World Dictionaries: A Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 15 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10023, 1984

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