Your lesser known native of the week - Centipeda minima.
From the Native Herb Group
Centipeda minima, C. cunninghamiana
Sneezeweed, spreading sneezeweed, old man weed, gukwonderuk
Low aromatic perennials with ascending stems bearing entire sessile toothed leaves. Flowers are green button-like flower heads consisting of tubular florets.
Widespread distribution in New South Wales and Victoria, usually in open sunny locations adjacent to watercourses. C. minima is also found in southern Asia.
Dried herb, leaves, seeds.
Essential oil - chrysanthenyl acetate
Bitter principle - myriogenin
Coumarin, flavonoid, lignan
Anti-inflammatory, antiallergy, sternutatory, antiseptic, anthelmintic, adaptogen
Opthalmic disorders - conjunctivitis, purulent ophthalmia, smarting eyes
· Sinusitus, rhinitis, common cold
· Bronchitis, tuberculosis
· Difficult concentration
· Externally for sores, wounds
· Inhaled as snuff for catarrhal conditions, colds and headaches.
Tincture 1:5, 2-3 ml TDS