Agueweed, feverwort, sweating-plant
Often used in a tea for chills with fever and achiness in the bones. This leaves of this plant were also used by the Anishinabe Indians to help heal broken bones.
The chopped herb.
Use 1 teaspoon of dried herb to one cup of boiling water to make a tasty tea. Infuse for 5-10 minutes. Sweeten with honey or lemon to taste.
Alternatively add half a teaspoon (2.5 ml) of tincture to a cup of warm water for a quick alternative to tea.
The herb can be added as a flavouring to gin, vodka and other infusions.
Constipation, rheumatism, influenza, fevers (and all aches and pains involved).
Key actions: Carminative, tonic, laxative, astringent, diaphoretic, antispasmodic.
In clinic: Herbalists use this herb to treat fevers, flu symptoms and general mucus congestion within the respiratory tract.
If you are interested in the medicinal use of this herb please consult a herbalist. Herbs are generally used at medicinal strength, in blends, prescribed for each unique patient's condition.
Infusion: 1 to 2 teaspoons of herb to a cup of cold water. Pour boiling water over the herb and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes. Flavour with lemon, ginger or honey if desired. Drink 3 times a day unless otherwise told by a medical herbalist. Drink every half an hour if you have a fever or the flu.
Tincture: Take 2 to 4 ml (1:5 in 45% tincture), 3 times a day or as directed by a practitioner.
This herb is considered safe in food amounts. Do not take if you are allergic to this plant or other members of this plant's family (Compositae). Not all herbs are suitable in pregnancy, breastfeeding or for young children. If in doubt, please ask us or your medical herbalist.
Could trigger contact dermatitis due to its sesquiterpene lactones. Plant extracts cause few side effects when taken correctly but if a side effect is experienced please contact us.
Interactions with drugs
Herbal remedies and supplements can interact with medicines. If you are taking medication please check with your medical practitioner, or call us, before taking herbs, supplements and medication together.
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