Scientific name: Packera aurea
Rain Forest names:
Approximate number of species known:
Common parts used: Leaf, flower
Height: Upto 3 feet
Actions: Uterine tonic, diuretic, expectorant, emmenagogue
Known constituents: Alkaloids including senecifoline, senecine, resin
A Native Merican herb that was used as a uterine tonic, and sometimes to gently bring on labour. Its balancing effects on menstruation and its use in menopausal symptoms. Due to its uterine relaxant properties it is considered a potential abortive and is not cinsidered safe by some people for internal use.