Scientific name: Erechities hieracifolia

Common names:  Pilewort, Various Leaved Fleabane

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Arabic names:    الماميران الربيعي (al mameraan ar-rabee’i)

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Family: Fabaceae

Approximate number of species known:

Common parts used: Whole herb

Collection: July to October

Annual/Perennial: Annual

Height: 1 to 8 feet

Actions:  Alterative, astringent, emetic, tonic

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Traditional Use:

A very strong astringent, and has been commonly used for hemmoroids.1  used for fevers, as a tonic and a blood purifer.1 Generally best if not taken for long periods without a break.

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