Plant Name: Erigeron canadensis
Common Name: FLEABANE
Family: Asteraceae (Daisy Family)
Status in Hawai’i: Alien. Moderate pest factor.
Part Used: Flowering tops.
Fleabane is an old European and Native American remedy used to stop bleeding and for diarrhea and dysentery.
The oil is used with cinnamon oil to stop bleeding in the digestive tract.
The flowering tops are made as a tea for fevers, cough, and sore throat.
The name Erigeron means “getting old soon” because of the raggedy appearance of the plant.
Cautions: Do not treat bleeding without first consulting a licensed medical professional.