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Parthenium is anti-venomous, diuretic, and mucilant.
Parthenium root bears "an uncanny resemblance," to Echinacea, but does not possess Echinacea's distinctive flavor or fragrance. Parthenium also weighs four to five times more than Echinacea purpurea. While the roots resemble each other, the tops are distinctly different. The tops of the Parthenium plant possess a ‘guinine-like’ bitterness and have been used to treat intermittent fevers. This explains one of the plants common names, 'wild quinine.' Parthenium root has been used historically, as a diuretic and has been useful for Kidneys and bladder diseases.
Parthenium's common name, Missouri snakeroot, suggests it has been used for snakebites, bringing one to believe that it might have blood purifying and liver stimulating properties. Both Echinacea and Parthenium belong to the Sunflower family as do such herbs as Burdock, Milk Thistle and Boneset, all of which are credited with having a strong affinity for the digestive system, the liver and the kidneys.
Medicinally, a poultice can be made from Parthenium leaves for treating burns. Parthenium has been used for treating malaria type intermittent fevers.
Used for: Ague (malaria), ACNE, BITES/STINGS, BLOOD POISONING, BOILS, Bladder problems, ECZEMA, Emphysema, GANGRENE, Kidney problems Liver problems lymphatic congestion Wounds
Parthenium (100 capsules)