(Herbs Wiki) Dittany

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

(Herbs Wiki) Dittany


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

Scientific Names

Cunila origanoides L. Mint family

Common Names

American dittany
Gas plant
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Parts Usually Used

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Description of Plant(s) and Culture

Dittany is a wiry-stemmed, branched perennial that grows about 1 to 2 feet in height. The leaves are oval, 1 inch long, toothed, oregano-scented. Small violet to white flowers, the throats are hairy with 2 stamens, bloom in clusters in July to October.
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Where Found

Found in dry woods and thickets. Southeastern New York to Florida; Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Illinois.
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Medicinal Properties

Febrifuge, emmenagogue
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The leaf tea is a folk remedy for colds, fevers, headaches, snakebites, and thought to induce menses.

Used as an insecticide and smoked as a nicotine-free tobacco. Used as an anitdote for sheep that have been poisoned by eating common laurel (Kalmia latifolia).
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Avoid during pregnancy until last weeks of term; uterine stimulant.
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, by Clarence Meyer, Meyerbooks, publisher, PO Box 427, Glenwood, Illinois 60425, 1973

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

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

, by Clarence Meyer, Meyerbooks, publisher, PO Box 427, Glenwood, Illinois 60425, copyright 1988, fifth printing, 1994

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

Herbal Gardening, compiled by The Robison York State Herb Garden, Cornell Plantations, Matthaei Botanical Gardens of the University of Michigan, University of California Botanical Garden, Berkeley., Pantheon Books, Knopf Publishing Group, New York, 1994, first edition

, by Clarence Meyer, Meyerbooks, publisher, PO Box 427, Glenwood, Illinois 60425, published from 1954, print 1988

, 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

, edited by William H. Hylton, Rodale Press, Inc. Emmaus, PA, 18049., 1974

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