Fleabane is a native wildflower to North America. Standing up to two feet tall with a crown of profuse daisy-like blossoms, Erigeron is a common plant to be found in gardens, on roadsides, in meadows, and anywhere that nature is allowed freedom to cultivate her own gardens.
Like plantain, dandelion, and others, Erigeron is a pioneer species that establishes itself in disturbed areas and begins the work of healing the ecosystem.
This plant is healing to the ecosystem of the body as well. Diuretic and astringent, this plant helps to move congestion and gravel out of the kidneys and to improve the overall health of the urinary tract. It is also hemostatic, helping to stop active bleeding from injury or from other causes including heavy menstrual bleeding.
Erigeron is also known to help with cough and congestion, using its stimulant action to help the body expel excess mucus. It is a dispersent and helps to move heat and blood to the periphery of the body, which can also be useful when working with the body's fever response.
The astringent activity of Erigeron is also helpful in chronic diarrhea and other intestinal difficulties. It can be used topically to help with gout and other joint inflammations.
Due to its activity on the uterus, it is not recommended to be used during pregnancy.
*These statements have not been reviewed by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness. Please refer to your medical provider with questions.
Fresh flowering tops in Everclear bottled in 1 ounce amber glass dropper bottles.
I generally start any tincture with 5-10 drops in a bit of water. Wait 15 minutes and see how you feel. You can take another 5-10 drops in water every 15 minutes until you feel the effects of the tincture in your body. Keep track of how many drops you have taken before you notice the effects, this is your body's dose of the tincture.
This tincture is safe to take three or four times daily or just once in awhile as needed.