Information on Fleabane

Latin NameErigeron canadense
Other NamesCanadian fleabane
Part UsedLeaf, Seeds
Herb FormsTincture, essential oil.
AffectsBlood, Respiratory system
CautionsNone noted.
Botanical InfoA tall, slender herbaceous perennial with spikes of small greenish flowers of the Aster family; a common weed in disturbed soil throughout North America, Europe, and other countries.
DescriptionFleabane has hemostatic principles and is of value in light internal hemorrhages and mennorhagia and metrorrhagia. It is also used to stop nosebleeds.
The essential oil is sometimes used, 2 drops dissolved in a tablespoon of vodka and blended into a cup of water with one-half teaspoon of honey. In the late 1800s and early 1900s doctors used fleabane for kidney and bladder diseases and hemorrhages. The herb tea is sometimes used for colds and other respiratory infections because of its anti-inflammatory, fever-lowering, and antibacterial effects.

Fleabane has a taste of AROMATIC, BITTER, ASTRINGENT and a temperature of COOL.

Dosages

TypeDosage
Tincture2 droppersful 2-3 x daily

Ailments Treated by Fleabane

AilmentTreatment SupportApplication
Hemorrhagehemostatictincture internally
Menorrhagiahemostatictincture
Metrorrhagiahemostatictincture
Feverdiaphoretictea

References

Felter, H.W. and J.U. Lloyd. 1983. (1898). King's Dispensatory. Portland, OR: Eclectic Medical Publications.
Wren, R.C. 1988. Potter's New Cyclopaedia of Botanical Drugs. Essex: C.W. Daniel Co. Ltd.