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Cardiac, diaphoretic, digestive, emmenagogue, odontalgic, sternutatory, styptic. The leaf is chewed to relieve toothache.,

Other use

The dried, powdered leaves are used as a sneezing powder. Yields an essential oil that is used medicinally. The report does not say what part of the plant the oil is obtained from, it is most likely to be the leaves harvested just before flowering. The leaves are used as an insect repellent.

Geographical distribution

  • Europe, Eastern Europe
  • Europe, Middle Europe
  • Europe, Northern Europe, Denmark
  • Europe, Southeastern Europe
  • Europe, Southwestern Europe

Achillea ptarmica L.

Genus: Achillea
Species: ptarmica L.
Common names: Sneeze-Wort; Sneezeweed
Distribution summary: Europe
Habit: Perennial
Hardiness: H5 - Hardy; cold winter
Habitat: Damp meadows, marshes, and by streams
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: seed waiting to be sown or germinating in greenhouse or frame (seed)
Flowering months: June, July, August, September
Reason for growing: Medicinal

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