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GROUNDSEL

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Senecio vulgaris. N.O. Compositae.

Common name originates from the Anglo-Saxon, meaning “ground glutton,” a reference to the speed at which the plant spreads.

Habitat ► A garden weed.

Features ► Erect, angular, branched stem as high as nine inches. Leaves sessile, oblong ; short, toothed lobes. Flowers small, yellow, with slender, black-tipped

involucral scales; florets tubular. Salty taste. Part used ► Herb.

Action ► Diuretic, hepatic.

Relief of biliary pains in 2 ounce doses of the 1 ounce to 1 pint infusion. A

stronger infusion acts as a purgative and emetic.

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