Life Root

Scientific name: Packera aurea

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Family: Compositae

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Common parts used: Leaf, flower

Collection: April

Annual/Perennial: Perennial

Height: Upto 3 feet

Actions: Uterine tonic, diuretic, expectorant, emmenagogue

Known constituents: Alkaloids including senecifoline, senecine, resin

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Traditional Use: 

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.

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