It’s a herbaceous, vivacious plant
of 40-50 cm
high with a ligneous horizontal rhizome. Stem is plain, erect and tomentose.
Leaves are lanceolate and pinnately
compound with a sharp apex, alternate,
clasping the stem at the base and vertical. It has small floral capitules in
cymes, formed by white, pink or purple flowers. Capitules form concave
beautiful corymbs with a pleasant scent. Fruit is an oval-shaped and compressed
achenia with no pappus. It belongs to the Compositae family which are also
Its distribution is sub-cosmopolitan and grows
in pastures, meadows and nitrated soils.
The flowering tops.
> Anorexia, lack of appetite.
> Digestive disorders:
hyposecretive gastritis, dyspepsia, digestive tract spasms, nausea, vomit,
intestinal inflammation, diarrhea, flatulence.
> Hepatobiliary deficiency, dyskinesia, biliary
lithiasis, cholelithiasis and cholecystitis.
syndrome, menopause, and menstrual disorders: amenorrhea dysmenorrhea,
> Fever, common cold.
> Adjuvant in treating type II diabetes.
> Vein disorders: varicose veins, hemorrhoids, phlebitis, etc.
> Other: Vermifugal, neurosis, convulsions, gout, rheumatism, enuresis,
> Wound healing, skin ulcers, burns,
> In sitz baths, it is useful to treat
menstrual painful spasms or psychosomatic originated spasms in women pelvis.
> Tonic lotions (stimulant, astringent), creams
and face masks.
> In other capillary products it is used to
inhibit sebaceous secretion.