Protection against accidents and cold/flu.
Use in charms or sachets for love magick or spiritual healing.
Keep flowers in suitcase or car when traveling.
Also Called: Featherfew, Rainfarn, Wild Quinine, Featherfoil, Prairie Dock, Missouri Snakeroot, Flirtwort, Parthenium, Febrifuge
The leaves and flowering heads are anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, aperient, bitter, carminative, emmenagogue, sedative, stimulant, stings, stomachic, vasodilator and vermifuge.
Use with caution, the fresh leaves can cause dermatitis and mouth ulcers if consumed.
This remedy should not be prescribed for pregnant women.
A tea made from the whole plant is used in the treatment of arthritis, colds, fevers etc.
It is said to be sedative and to regulate menses.
An infusion is used to bathe swollen feet.
Applied externally as a tincture, the plant is used in the treatment of bruises etc.
Chewing 1 – 4 leaves per day has proven to be effective in the treatment of some migraine headaches.