Scientific name: Gnaphalium uliginosum

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Arabic names:    عُطّوم (U’ttoom)

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Family: Compositae

Approximate number of species known: 120

Common parts used: Leaf, flower

Collection:  Usually collected in late summer

Annual/Perennial: Annual

Height: 2 to 25 cm

Actions:  Anti-catarrhal, astrigent, antiseptic, anti-tussive

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Traditional Use:

Used in upper respiratory conditions, partciulary when plegm is associated with it.  Sometimes used as a gargle.

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