(Herbs Knowledge) Horseweed

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

(Herbs Knowledge) Horseweed

Contents:

Common Names | Parts Usually Used | Plant(s) & Culture | Where Found | Medicinal Properties
Uses | Formulas or Dosages | Warning | Bibliography

Scientific Names

Conyza canadensis L. Erigeron candensis L. Composite family

Common Names

Bitterweed
Blood staunch
Butterweed
Canada fleabane
Colt’s tail
Cow’s tail
Fleabane
Mare’s tail
Pride weed
Scabious
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Parts Usually Used

Leaves or plant
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Description of Plant(s) and Culture

Horseweed is a native North American annual plant with stiff, erect, branched and leafy stems, 1-7 feet tall. The grooved, bristly, and hairy stem bears alternate, entire or serrate leaves that are oblanceo-late and petioled near the bottom of the plant, narrow and sessile near the top. Numerous tiny (to 1/4 inch), green and white flower heads appear in panicled terminal clusters from June to November. Each flower head has many greenish white ray florets which do not spread and many yellow disk florets.
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Where Found

Found in North and South America and Europe. Generally inhabits waste places, roadsides, fields, and meadows all over North America except the extreme northern parts.
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Medicinal Properties

Astringent, diuretic, styptic, tonic
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Uses

Horseweed is particularly suitable for diarrhea, dysentery, internal hemorrhage, and hemorrhoids. Native Americans boiled the root to make a tea for menstrual irregularities. It has also been recommended for bladder problems and rheumatism. Excellent for cholera, colon trouble, and summer complaint. Good for tuberculosis, kidney gravel, diabetes, hemorrhages of the stomach, nosebleeds, fevers, bronchitis, coughs, cystitis, and dropsy.

Africans used it for eczema and ringworm.
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Formulas or Dosages

The whole plant in flower, dried in bunches.

Infusion: steep 1 level tsp. leaves or plant in 1 cup water for 30 minutes. Take 1-2 cups a day.

Enema: steep 1 tsp. leaves or plant in 1 qt. boiling water for 20 minutes. Use hot (110-112 degrees F.).
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Warning

May cause contact dermatitis.
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Bibliography

, by Jethro Kloss; Back to Eden Publishing Co., Loma Linda, CA 92354, Original copyright 1939, revised edition 1994

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

, by Steven Foster and James A. Duke., Houghton Mifflin Company, 215 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10000

, 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

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

, by Frances Densmore, Dover Publications, Inc., 180 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014, first printed by the United States Government Printing Office, Washington, in 1928, this Dover edition 1974

, by Pamela Forey and Ruth Lindsay, Crescent Books (January 27, 1992).

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