Latin name: Bellis perennis
Genus: Daisy family
Common names: Eyebrows, celestial flowers, mayflower, love of measure
Plant description daisies
Plant description: Very common plant, which certainly does not need a detailed description. In sunny places, a leafless flower stalk grows from a rosette of leaves, at the end of which the flowers with white ray-like blossoms sit. In the sun they open, in the rain and at night they close and lower their heads.
Flowering time: First spring days until late autumn.
Occurrence: Fields and grassy areas, preferably on loamy soil.
Plant parts used medicinally
Flowers and leaves, air-dried. Plants that are harvested around June 24th (St. John's Day) should be most effective.
Saponins, bitter substances, tannins, some essential oil, flavonoids
Medicinal effects and uses of daisies
In folk medicine, daisy is used for Appetite stimulation at Stomach, gall bladder and liver problems. It owns wound healing Effect.
Preparation of daisies
Pour ¼ l of boiling water over 2 teaspoons of daisy blossoms and leaves, let stand for 10 minutes, then strain. Drink a cup twice a day. This tea is also suitable for compresses on poorly healing wounds.
Use in homeopathy
Bellis perennis is used in homeopathy similar to Arnica used. After bruised pain Injuries, Lower back pain and Sagging pain the women.
Also at Stomach and intestinal discomfort with watery Diarrhea. The symptoms are worse from cold and better from exercise and massage. Common D2, D3, D4, D6.
Combination with other medicinal plants
At blemished skin washing with one helps tea from: 1 tablespoon each of daisy and pansy herbs. Pour 1 liter of warm water over them and let the extract stand for 8 to 10 hours, then strain.