(Medicinal Herbs) Cat’s Foot

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

(Medicinal Herbs)  Cat’s Foot


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

Scientific Names

Antennaria dioica L.CompositaeComposite family

Common Names

Mountain everlasting
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Parts Usually Used

Flowering herb
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Description of Plant(s) and Culture

Cat’s foot is a small perennial plant; its woolly stem grows 3-8 inches above the ground and bears linear-oblanceolate leaves, whereas the basal leaves are spatulate. The flowers grow in cymose clusters, the white male flowers having a filiform corolla, the rose-colored female flowers a tubular, 5-toothed corolla. Blooms May to August.
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Where Found

Grows in large patches in the mountains of the Pacific coast states and in both mountains and flatlands of Europe.
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Medicinal Properties

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Legends, Myths and Stories

Ground Ivy (Glecoma hederacea) is often called Cat’s Foot.
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Useful for chronic biliary passage problems; stimulates digestion, and raises blood pressure. Sometimes recommended for dysentery, but better remedies are available.
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Formulas or Dosages

Infusion: use 1 tsp. fresh or dried flowering herb with 1/2 cup boiling water; steep for 10 minutes. Take 1/2 to 1 cup a day.
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, by Steven Foster and James A. Duke., Houghton Mifflin Company, 215 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10000

, 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

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

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