The Macdonald Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants
334 plants are described as to family, general information, parts used, chemical compounds, properties, form of use, and miscellaneous notes. Entries include photographs in color. Glossary. Index.
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40 inches 5-lobed 5-petalled achenes acid alcohol alternate leaves antidiarrhoeic antispasmodic antitussive apex apical areas aromatic astringent bark basal leaves berry bitter bracts calyx Chemical compounds Chemical compounds Tannin corolla cultivated cylindrical Decoction dentate Description A herbaceous distilled water diuretic effect emmenagogic emollient erect essential oil Family Compositae feet fleshy flowers are grouped fluid extract Forms found growing wild fruit consists gallic acid gathered in spring gathered in summer glabrous green herb herbaceous plant homoeopathic including Britain inflorescence Infusion juice lanceolate leaf axils leaflets leathery lobes margin medicinal wine mountain mucilage name derives Notes This plant numerous obtained officinalis ointment oval ovoid perennial plant petals petiole pilose pinene poultice powder Properties Astringent Properties Diuretic pubescent pulp reach a height resin rhizome root rootlets salts saponin seeds sepals sessile short petiole skin slightly stamens sugar syrup tannin taproot tincture tree tubular venation vitamin vulnerary Whole plant woody yellow