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Mexican Daisy Medicinal Properties

(Tridax procumbens) Tridax or the Mexican Daisy is a native of South America. It is a small, hairy, straggling perennial herb which can be easily located among the weeds along the road or in wastelands. The infusion of the leaves may be used for gargles and internally to bring out the thick phlegm from the bronchial tubes.

               

(Tridax procumbens) Tridax or the Mexican Daisy is a native of South America. It is a small, hairy, straggling perennial herb which can be easily located among the weeds along the road or in wastelands. The leaves are placed opposite to each other and are ovate-elliptic in shape with deeply dentate leaf margins. The pale yellow composite flowers which may be found all the year round, are solitary hairy heads found on long stalks. The matured and dry seeds, each of which are covered with dense silky hairs or pappus are released from the dry flowering heads and dispersed by wind to distant places.

Parts Used: The leaves

Medicinal Use

  • To check the hemorrhage of wounds
  • Bronchial catarrh which is an inflammation of the mucus membrane with thick phlegm
  • Dysentery and diarrhea

How to Use

  • After cleaning with water, the crushed leaves and juice may be applied directly onto the wound.
  • The infusion of the leaves may be used for gargles and internally to bring out the thick phlegm from the bronchial tubes.
  • The infusion of the leaves may be taken for the cure of dysentery and diarrhea.

Active Principles: L-arabino-D-galactan

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  1. Another good post, gift. Thanks for all your research.

  2. You have done another good research, there are so much to learn from your post.

  3. Good job gift.

  4. Such a common flower and so useful.

  5. interesting didn’t know about this

  6. Interesting small flower. Glad to know its uses. Thanks!

  7. I really admire your vast knowledge on these natural plants benefits

  8. Pretty amazing stuff… anything that stops bleeding has my vote!

  9. great ideas

  10. A very interesting use of this popular flower. Thank you.

  11. That’s an excellent remedy from Triond’s great medicine man.

  12. another amazing wild herb. We should take advantage of wild herbs more than we actually do.

  13. It’s amazing how something so delicate looking can be so effective.

  14. Yet another good post for you, Kabayan, kailan ba mauubos ang mga ganitong topic mo. Hope , huwag since, many are following your posts.

  15. Cool wild medicinal plant.

  16. I never knew this plant is helpful. Good job, bro.

  17. Interesting wild herb. Pretty too!

  18. Great share!

  19. Mexican daisy(s) is found along paths, roadsides and in the crevices of walls and rocks.

  20. This herb looks wonderful.

  21. Mexican daisies are a great favorite with low flying butterflies. In the areas where there is a great concentration of these flowers one will find plenty of butterflies too.

  22. This plant has flowers all the year around, but from May to December is the time that it is fully in bloom.

  23. Cool medicinal info. This plant has flowers all the year around, but from May to December is the time that it is fully in bloom.

  24. This pretty daisy-like flower is very common all over the plains of northern India.

  25. Very good data gathered about this herb. Mexican daisy possesses a large number of chemical constituents which have been identified and isolated in flowers as well as other aerial parts of the plant. The flavonoids such as luteolins and quercetins are present in flowers

  26. Very good data gathered about this herb. Mexican daisy possesses a large number of chemical constituents which have been identified and isolated in flowers as well as other aerial parts of the plant. The flavonoids such as luteolins and quercetins are present in flowers. RT and stumbled.

  27. Some reports from tribal areas in India state that the leaf juice can be used to cure fresh wounds, to stop bleeding, as a hair tonic.

  28. I think this is similar to coat buttons.

  29. Outstanding post yet again. You really did a nice job!

  30. First time seeing this plant. Thanks for the info.

  31. Never heard of this before. Good share for us.

  32. May I know your sources friend. And can I ask you one thing, are you an herbal practitioner? You are knowledgeable in this area.

  33. Awesome as always. Your posts are unique and heavily informative. Tweeted it!

  34. Interesting. I’ll share this one. Natural remedies are always great.

  35. like it cheers

  36. A Nice share!

  37. Healthful and helpful info. Thank you.

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