Fleabane (Pulicaria dysenterica)

Inula dysenterica.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Pulicaria dysenterica

The plant is burnt to repel parasites[4, 100].

  • Medicinal Use

    The bruised leaves have a soap-like smell[4]. They are astringent and can be used in the treatment of dysentery[4].

    The root is also astringent and used in the treatment of dysentery[240].

    A paste of the plant is applied externally to wounds[272].

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow spring or autumn in a cold frame and only just cover the seed. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. If you have plenty of seed then it can be sown in situ in the spring. Division in spring. Very easy, larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found that it is better to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in light shade in a cold frame until they are well established before planting them out in late spring or early summer.
Succeeds in an ordinary garden soil in a sunny position[200]. Plants can be invasive, spreading freely at the roots.
Europe, including Britain, from Denmark south and east to N. Africa, Caucasus and W. Asia.

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*None of the information on this website qualifies as professional medical advice. Take only what resonates with your heart and use your own personal responsibility for what’s best for you. For more information [brackets] [000], see bibliography.