Information on Life Everlasting

Latin NameGnaphalium polycephalum
Other NamesPearly everlasting
Part UsedFlowers
Herb FormsBulk herb for tea.
AffectsUrinary system, Respiratory system
CautionsNone noted.
Botanical InfoA soft, hairy, perennial plant in the Daisy family with clusters of small, white, everlasting flowers.
DescriptionLife everlasting has a long history of use as a domestic remedy for coughs and bronchitis. It has also been of value in treating diarrhea and flatulent colic.

Life Everlasting has a taste of SWEET, ACRID and a temperature of WARM.


Infusion1 cup 2-3 x daily

Ailments Treated by Life Everlasting

AilmentTreatment SupportApplication
Cough, chronicexpectorant, antitussivetea


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Wren, R.C. 1988. Potter's New Cyclopaedia of Botanical Drugs. Essex: C.W. Daniel Co. Ltd.