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Glebionis segetum


Glebionis segetum

(Corn daisy)


Botanical info: 

Corn daisy is an herbaceous perennial plant growing to 80 cm tall. It is naturally found in anthropogenic (man-made) or disturbed habitats including roadsides, meadows, and fields. It is native to the Mediterranean basin and to the south coasts of Black Sea. Flowering from early spring to midsummer. 


Hippocratic legacy: 

    a. In Diseases of Women 1:

        a.  Fresh corn daisy herb grinded is used as vulval suppository for the abortion of the dead embryo and the placenta.  


Other uses: 

The whole herb and the flowers are collected in May and June, in the wild state, and dried. The taste of the dried herb is bitter and tingling, and the odor faintly resembles that of valerian and is considered as an antispasmodic diuretic, tonic. Corn Daisy has been successfully employed in whooping-cough, asthma, and nervous excitability. Externally, it is serviceable as a lotion for wounds, bruises, ulcers, and some cutaneous diseases.


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