Queen’s Delight

Other names: Lucerne

Scientific name: Stillingia sylvatica

Common names: Cockup hat, Marcory, Queen’s delight, Queen’s root

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Arabic names:    ستيلينغيا سيلفاتيكا (Stillingia sylvatica)

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Family: Euphorbiaceae

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Common parts used: Root

Collection:  Root normally collected in the mid summer after the flowering

Annual/Perennial: Perennial

Height: 2 to 4 feet

Actions:  Alterative, antispasmodic, astringent, diaphoretic, expectorant, sialagogue

Known Constituents:  Diterpenes, resin

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Traditional Use:

A native American herb?  Used for the skin, lymphatics and the chest.  Its astrigent properties see it sometimes used externally for hemorrhoids.

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