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CUDWEED

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Gnaphalium uliginosum. N.O. Compositae.

Synonym ► Cotton Weed, Marsh Cudweed.

Habitat ► Wet, sandy places, particularly in East England.

Features ► Stem usually under five inches, much branched, with cottony down. Leaves smooth above, oppressed hairs underneath, about an inch long by one-fifth of an inch wide. Flowerheads small, yellowish-brown scales, in corymb form.

Part used ► Herb. Action ► Astringent.

Of great value as a gargle for inflammation of the salivary glands of the mouth and throat generally. The 1 ounce to 1 pint infusion, in addition to being used for gargling should be taken internally in wineglassful doses.

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