Marsh Fleabane Flower and Leaf (Pluchea camphorata)
Spagyric. Wildcrafted Ingredient.
Marsh Fleabane, also known as Camphor weed, is an herb that holds valuable aromatic oils. It grows all throughout the Americas and prefers an environment where standing waters are near. Such a habitat usually promotes insect life undesirable to human health as well as microbial populations that can disrupt the balance of soils, flora, and fauna. So, it may be determined by inference that Marsh Fleabane evolved to produce its own essential oil content to resist such natural enemies and so that it could thrive in such an area. When the leaves are bruised or made into medicine, the potency of the oils are released as an aroma that may be useful in helping to keep insects at bay, and may even promote relief from stings or bites. Marsh Fleabane may prove to be a good remedy for many common ailments. Reported claims tell of its’ usefulness, when made into a hot tea, to promote relief from coughs or colds, as well as from fevers. Basically, this stimulating herbal tea would help to bring on a sweat to promote natural detoxification. Also, it is said that an eyewash made with this herb, as a diluted extract or infused herb tea, may promote relief from seasonal allergic responses due to common airborne contaminants.
Tastes are aromatic and bitter. Energies are drying and warming.
Marsh Fleabane has traditionally been used in the following ways, to:
- promote relief from muscle cramps or physical tension (anti-spasmodic)
- promote natural detoxification through perspiration (diaphoretic)
- promote natural detoxification through urination (diuretic)
- promote relief from common coughs, colds, and fevers (antitussive/ febrifuge)
- enhance circulation (circulatory stimulant)
- enhance women’s menstruation (emmenagogue/ uterine stimulant)
- protect against bacterial, fungal, or viral infections (antimicrobial)
- promote relief from general inflammation (anti-inflammatory)
- promote wound cleaning (vulnerary/ antiseptic/ disinfectant)
- and, repel insects (insect repellent).
CAUTION: Avoid during pregnancy.
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