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Centipeda minima - (L.)A.Braun.&Aschers.

Common Name Spreading Sneeze Weed
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Waste ground and roadsides all over Japan[58]. Usually in wet places in eastern Australia[265].
Range E. Asia to Australia.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Centipeda minima Spreading Sneeze Weed


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Centipeda minima is a ANNUAL growing to 0.1 m (0ft 4in) by 0.5 m (1ft 8in). The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

C. minuta. C. orbicularis. Artemisia minima.

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses



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Anodyne;  Antitussive;  Depurative;  Diuretic;  Skin;  Sternutatory.

Anodyne, antitussive, depurative, diuretic, stimulates blood circulation[147, 176]. When the aroma of the squeezed flower heads is inhaled it induces sneezing and so is used to relieve nasal conjestion, especially during coughs and colds[272]. A paste made from the flower heads is applied externally in the treatment of swellings and skin inflammations[272].

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

See also[58], [240].

Propagation

Seed - sow in a seed tray in mid spring, planting out after the last expected frosts. If you have sufficient seed, the it can be sown in situ outdoors in late spring.

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Author

(L.)A.Braun.&Aschers.

Botanical References

58265

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Readers comment

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Lao Dan Srl   Thu Jan 26 2006

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Gibran Ramos   Sun Nov 2 2008

Rootdown - Herb - E bu shi cao Medicinal uses of this botanical in Chinese medicine.

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