Scientific name: Bellis perennis

Common names: Common daisy, lawn daisy, english daisy

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Arabic names:    أقحوان (uqhuwaan)

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Family: Compositae

Approximate number of species known:

Common parts used: Flower, leaf, stem

Collection:  Between early spring, and early autumn.

Annual/Perennial: Perennial

Height: ¾ to 2 inches

Actions:  Astringent, expectorant, vulnerary

Known Constituents:  Flavones, mucilage, Saponins, tannins

Constituents Explained:


Traditional Use:

A common garden plant, it is used for respiatroy problem, rehuemtiasm, the liver and kidneys.  Ahs astrigent properties which has seen it used for loose bowels.

Clinical Studies:

A double blind, placebo-controlled, randomized, clinical trial evaluated the effect of Arnica Montana and Bellis perennis on postpartum blood loss. 

Forty parturients were randomized to one of three groups: Arnica montana C6 and Bellis perennis C6, Arnica montana C30 and Bellis perennis C30, or double placebo. After 48 h the Arnica/placebo was halted, and patients continued the Bellis/placebo until cessation of lochia.

Hemoglobin levels (Hb) at 48 and 72 h postpartum was monitored. At 72 h postpartum, mean Hb levels remained similar after treatment with homeopathic remedies (12.7 versus 12.4) as compared to a significant decrease in Hb levels in the placebo group. 

It was concluded that treatment with homeopathic Arnica montana and Bellis perennis may reduce postpartum blood loss, as compared with placebo.


Oberbaum M, Galoyan N, Lerner-Geva L, Singer SR, Grisaru S, Shashar D, Samueloff A. “The Effect Of Homeopathic Remedies Arnica Montana And Bellis Perennis On Mild Postpartum Bleeding – A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study – Preliminary Results.” 2005 June