|Name: Life Root
Name: Senecio aureus
Names: Life Root, Squaw Weed, Golden Sececio, ragwort, uncum root, waw weed, uncum, false valerian, cough weed, female regulator, cocash weed, ragweed, staggerwort, St. James wort
Used: Dried aerial parts. Never use the fresh plant.
Pyrrolizidine alkaloids; florosenine, otosenine, floridanine.
Eremophilane sesquiterpenes, such as trans-9-oxofuranoeremophilane- 8x-ethoxy-l0x-H-eremophilane,
Uterine tonic, diuretic, expectorant, anti-inflammatory, emmenagogue, diaphoretic, febrifuge, pectoral.
As a uterine tonic, Life Root may be used safely wherever strengthening and aid are called for. Useful for menopausal disturbances of any kind. Also useful for delayed or suppressed menstruation. For leucorrhoea it can be used as a douche. It has a reputation as a general tonic for debilitated states and conditions such as tuberculosis.
Combinations : For menopausal problems Life root may usefully be combined with St. Johns Wort, Oats or Pasque Flower.
Found in Europe and N. America.
Infusion: pour a cup of boiling water onto l-3 teaspoonfuls of the dried herb and leave to infuse for l0-l5 minutes. This should be drunk three times a day.
Tincture: l-4 ml of the tincture 3 times a day.
No information available. Some herbs are known to react with your medication. Please consult your physician before starting on any herb.
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