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The species has been used for pains of the joints and gout, as an ointment mixed with mallows. As an enema for fevers and intestinal colic. Juice of the leves and roots sniffed up the nose for migraine. Crushed leaves as a poultice for bruises (Old name was bruisewort). Juice clears the eyes ands tops them watering. Field daisies as a tea, good against fevers, inflammation of the liver and intestines.
Gerard, John (1633) The Herbal or General History of Plants. Revised and enlarged by Thomas Johnson. Fascimile Dover Publications Inc. New York P.637
The species has been used in homeopathy to treat sprains, bruises, boils and eczema.
Podlech, D. (1996). Herbs & Healing Plants of Britain & Europe, Collins P.186
Bellis perennis L. Tasso SeriesFamily: ASTERACEAE
Species: perennis L.
Cultivar: Tasso Series
Distribution summary: N.Africa, W.Asia, Europe
Hardiness: H5 - Hardy; cold winter
Habitat: Short grassland
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: seed waiting to be sown or germinating in greenhouse or frame (seed)
Flowering months: April
Reason for growing: Medicinal